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Syunik
Syunik Marz

Area:
 4506 km2
Population: 164.000
Administrative Center: Kapan
Mountains: Bargushat range, Arevik range, Zangezur range, Mets Ishkhanasar 3548m, Geghakar 3343m, Yernjak 3368m, Airisar 3124m, Nahapet 3375m, Goghtan 3147m, Gazana 3856m, Kaputjugh 3904m, Sissakapar 3826m, Shek 3578m, Aramazd 3392m, Khustup 3210m, Sapat 2691m, Baghatssar 3256m, Shishkert 2735m, Jgnavor 3023m, Berdakar 2164m, Bardutagh 2270m
Lakes: Sev, Gogi, Tsaghkar, Gazana, Chaghat, Tolors, Shamb, Spandarian
Rivers: Araks, Vorotan, Sissian, Airi, Lor, Geghi, Voghji, Tsav, Shikahogh
National Parks: Shikahogh, Sosu Purak, Baghakar, Goris, Sev
Kapan: Regional history museum, dramatic theathre. Fortress, 10 -18th cc.. Vahanavank monastery, 10th c.. Tandzaparakh monastery, 17th c..
Yeghvard: Spitak Aghbiur church, 17th c.. Princely tomb, 1727.
Artsvanik: Yeritsavank monastery, 6th c.
Meghri: Medieval fortress, 16 -18th cc.
Lichk: Zvaravank monastery, 17th c.. Medieval bridge.
Shvanidzor: Aqueduct, 17th c.
Vahravar: Karmravank church, 17th c.
Sissian: Sissavan church, 7th c.
Vaghatin: Vorotnavank monastery, 10-13th cc.
Darbas: Astvatsatsin church, 13th c.. Medieval road guide.
Brnakot: Astvatsatsin church, 1704. Tsoveri Dzor, early medieval cave-residence.
Arevis: Tanahat monastery, 4-5th cc.
Goris: Dramatic theatre.
Khndzoresk: Regional history museum. Aghjkaberd fortress, 1st millen. B.C.. Old Khdzoresk, cave-residence.
Tegh: Kotuts church, 4th c.. St. Gevorg church, 4-18th cc.
Tatev: Regional history museum. Monastery, 9-13th cc.. Tatev's University, 14th c.
Shinuhair: Cave-residence. Fortress, 16th cent.
Harjis: Bridge on Vorotan river, 13th cent.
Bartsravan: Bghneo-Noravank monastery, 10th-11th cc.
Historical monuments out of domiciles:
Zorats Kar or Karahunj believed to be an ancient observatory quite similar to Stonehenge in England. The columns sit like soldiers on a hill, huddled in formation. The 204 stones near Sissian have been ascribed with mystical, fertility and cosmic powers, but rarely have ancient monuments caused such a sensation in astronomical circles.

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