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Hankavan

Hankavan
Հանքավան
Church in Hankavan
Church in Hankavan
Hankavan is located in Armenia
Hankavan
Hankavan
Coordinates: 40°38′39″N 44°28′53″E / 40.64417°N 44.48139°E / 40.64417; 44.48139
CountryArmenia
Marz (Province)Kotayk
Elevation
1,990 m (6,530 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total111
Time zoneUTC+4 ( )

Hankavan (Armenian: Հանքավան) is a village and a summer resort in the Kotayk Province of Armenia along in the Marmarik River below the Pambak mountains range. It is notable for its mineral springs, which were used as part of a sanitarium industry during the Soviet period.[1]

Demographics

Hankavan is one of the last Greek communities in Armenia.[1] At the village entrance there is a church and a graveyard to the left. The church was built by Greeks who immigrated from the Ottoman Empire in 1827. Graves date back to that time. Originally, seven families moved to this village, a number that grew to a thriving village of 250 families. What remains are about 50 families who trace their ancestry to the Greek mainland.

Industry

A gold mine located in the village was recently sold for around $30 million.[2]

References

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b HANKAVAN: An Armenian Greek Village, Armenia Now, July 20, 2007.
  2. ^ Vardan Ayvazyan is Named a Defendant by Internal Court of Arbitration Archived 2012-07-29 at the Wayback Machine, Hetq Online, November 3, 2008.
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