GEGHARKUNIK

Area:  5348 km² Population 238 000

Administrative center: Gavar

Sights: Lake Sevan, Hayravank, Noratouz village, Fortress of Urartu period, castles, cuneiform, petroglyphs, vishaps.   

Distance from Yerevan to Gavar: 95 km

Geography: Mount Azhdahak  3597 m, Lake Sevan. Gegham mountain ranges, Areguni, East Sevan, Pambak.

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St. Virgin church in Gavar

Gegharkunik Province located in the central part of modern-day Armenia. Gegharkunik has a mountainous landscape. The territory is dominated by the Gegham mountains from the west, the mountains of Vardenis from the south, Sevan mountains from the east, Miapor mountains from the northeast and the Kenats mountains from the north. The height of the mountains ranges between 2500 and 3500 meters. Approximately 1,278 km² of its territory is covered by Lake Sevan, the largest lake in the Caucasus and a major tourist attraction of the region. The highest point of the province is mount Azhdahak of the Gegham mountains with a height of 3597 meters.

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Mount Azhdahak

Source։ http://www.gov.am/am/regions/