Martuni, Armenie

For the veelage o the same name locatit on the northren side o Lake Sevan, see Martuni (veelage).

Martuni (Մարտունի, Romanised as Martuny an aw; oreeginally, Mets Kznut, frae 1830-1922, Karanlug, Nerkin Karanlukh, Nerkin Gharanlugh, an Roushifee'd as Nizhniy-Karanlug) is a ceety locatit in the Gegharkunik Province (marz) o Armenie. It is near Lake Sevan whilk is a lairgest lake in the Caucasus. Its population is estimatit tae be 11,987 as o 2008. In auncient times it wis kent as Mets Kznut, but frae 1830-1922 it wis cried Nerkin Gharanlugh an in 1926 it wis chyngit tae Martuni in honour o the first Soviet premier o Armenie, Aleksandr Myasnikyan, whase nom de guerre wis "Martuni". Martuni wis the umwhile caipital o Gegharkunik Province. Martuni haes a kirk cried Astvatsatsin kirk whilk wis rebuilt in 1886. There is an Iron Age fort excavatit in 1997 bi an Armenie-Italian team an aw.

Martuni
Martuni at dusk
Martuni at dusk
Martuni is located in Armenie
Martuni
Martuni
Location o Martuni in Armenie
Coordinates: 40°08′24″N 45°18′23″E / 40.14000°N 45.30639°E / 40.14000; 45.30639
Kintra
Marz
 Armenie
Gegharkunik
Elevation
1509.3696 m (4,952.0000 ft)
Population
 (2008)
 • Metro
11,987
Time zoneUTC+4 (GMT+4)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (GMT+5)

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