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Gegharkunik
Gegharkunik Marz

Area:
 4058 km 2
Population: 278600
Administrative Center: Gavar
Distance from Yerevan to Gavar: 98 km
Mountains: Geghama range, Arjanots range, Areguniats range, Sevan range, Vardenis range, Eastern Sevan range, Karktasar 2743m, Artanish 2460m, Karkhach 3063m, Ojakh 2480m, Astghonk 3470m, Armaghan 2829m, Gndasar 2946m, Ajdahak 3597m, Spitaksar 3566m, Sevkatar 3225m, Vardenis 3521m, Tsarasar 3426m, Katar 3008m, Sotk pass 2400m, Sulema pass 2410m, Artsvashen pass 2142m, Sevan pass 2414m, Chambarak pass 2176m 
Lakes: Sevan, Aghi
Rivers: Hrazdan, Getik, Masrik, Karjaghbiur, Vardenis, Astghadzor, Martuni, Argiji, Tsakkar, Dzoragiugh, Gavaraget, Gridzor, Arpa-Sevan Hydro tunnel 
National Parks: Sevan National Park, founded in 1978.
Flora 1.600 species Fauna 34 species of mammals, 267 of birds, 3 of amphibians, 17 of reptiles and 9 of fish. 

Gavar: Regional history museum, dramatic theatre. There are monuments from bronze, urartian periods. 
St. Hovhannes church, 9-10th cc.

Hairavank: Hairavank monastery, 9-12th cc.. Fortress, 12th c.
Noraduz: Surb Astvatsatsin church, 9-15th cc.. Noraduz's Cross-Stones
Batikian: St. Gevorg church,9-11th cc.
Lanjaghbiur: Ilikavank monastery, 10-11th cc.
Makenis: Makeniats monastery, 7th c.
Martuni: Gallery. Surb Astvatsatsin church, 15th c.
Artsvanist: Vanevan church, 903
Dzoragiugh: St. Shoghakat, 9th c. Masruts Anapat monastery
Ddmashen: Church, 7th c.
Lchashen: Fortress-Town, 7th c. b.c.. Church, 10-12th cc.
Martuni Village: Fortress, 10th c.. Church, 13th c.
Shorja: Chapel, 17th c.
Sevan: 
Hotels, campings, motels, aquapark. Train station. Surb 
Arakelots church, 9th c.. Surb Astvatsatsin church, 9-10th cc.
Sevan lake, the wonder of nature, is 60 km from Yerevan on a highway which cuts northward through mountains. Sevan has always been famous for its fish “ishkhan” which means “prince-fish” in Armenian.

 
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