Vanadzor

What is Vanadzor known for?


social science

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area_code (+374) 322 registration_plate 36 website Vanadzor official website footnotes Sources: Population Armstats:Population ) is the third-largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Lori Province in the northern part of the country. It is located around

hotels_desc&est_id 2321 email address 8d Banak Str lat 40.80354 long 44.48641 directions phone (+374 322) 40015, 20932, (091) 310070, (091) 428611 tollfree fax checkin checkout price 10-25,000 AMD content Located in a 5 minute walk from the centre of Vanadzor, Green house hotel is a newly built first-rate building surrounded by the green park with beautiful trees and flowers. Stylish furniture and modern design of the 15 nicely furnished rooms will make you feel at home

while staying at the Green House hotel. *


history personal

who currently trains with Angelo Hyder. He was previously trained by former 3-division world champion, Jeff Fenech, in Sydney and briefly by Billy Hussein. Fenech and Darchinyan are the only Australian 3-division world champions in history. Personal life Darchinyan was born on 7 January 1976, in Vanadzor, Armenia. His father, Ruben Darchinyan, was an Olympic wrestling coach for Armenia. Ruben's name can sometimes be seen on Vic's boxing trunks. Vic has a sister named


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) in 1935, after the Bolshevik leader Sergey Kirov. After the independence of Armenia

564 residents died in the city. Unlike the two other cities, the majority of buildings in Vanadzor were unscathed from the earthquake. Geography and climate Vanadzor, the capital of Lori Province, is located east of Gyumri. At an average height of 1350 meters above sea level, Vanadzor is located in the valley of Pambak River, on the point where the rivers of Tandzut (Tandzut River) and Vanadzor


prominent cultural

of Yerevan State University are also operating in the city. As of 2009, 6 technical intermediate colleges, 30 public education schools and 20 nurseries are operating in the city. Being one of the prominent cultural centres of Armenia, the city has a municipal art gallery, a dramatic theatre named after Hovhannes Abelyan, a puppet theatre and many other cultural institutions. The majority of the population belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Church. Vanadzor is the seat of the Diocese of Gougark of the Armenian Apostolic Church, serving the population of Lori and Tavush provinces. *The church of the Holy Mother of God of 1831, also known as Gharakilisa (meaning the Black church) is one of the oldest preserved churches of the city. It was renovated in 1999. Parishes in the Region of Lori *The city's tiny Russian Orthodox community is served by the church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, dating back to 1895. www.gov.am:Religious organizations in Armenia (in Armenian) *Surp Sarkis Church of Vanadzor built in 2000, located near the prelacy building. *The groundbreaking service for the new cathedral of the diocese of Gugark took place in May 2002. Later in 2003, His Holiness Karekin II; the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, conducted the blessing service for the foundation of the cathedral. The construction of the cathedral was completed in 2005 and named after Saint Gregory of Narek, to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of his '''Book of Lamentations'''. *The chapel of the Holy Children (Holy Children Chapel, Vanadzor) was opened in the Tsitsernak children's camp of Vanadzor in 2006. Wikipedia:Vanadzor Dmoz:Regional Asia Armenia Lori Localities Vanadzor Commons:Category:Vanadzor


largest sports

. FC Lori Vanadzor founded in 1936, is one of the oldest football clubs in Armenia. AFter the independence of Armenia, the team had represented the city in the domestic competitions between 1991 and 2006, when it was dissolved due to financial difficulties. The largest sports venue in the city is the Lori Stadium with a capacity of 5,000 seats. It is mainly used for football matches. A renovation plan was scheduled in order to redevelop the stadium to meet the requirements of the UEFA. FFA President’s cognitive visit to Vanadzor Other popular sports in the city include: handball (team handball), footsal and volleyball. The city is home to many sport schools for swimming, athletics, weightlifting, chess, gymnastics, table tennis and badminton. Notable people thumb Vanadzor Palace of Culture named after Charles Aznavour (File:Vanadzor-buildings1.jpg) *Stepan Zoryan, promeninet Armenian writer of the 20th century *Suren Aghababyan, Soviet Armenian literary critic and Doctor of Philology *Artavazd Peleshyan, director, film-maker *Shavarsh Karapetyan, Soviet Armenian finswimmer *Eduard Nalbandyan, current minister of foreign affairs *Sergei Alifirenko, Olympic gold-medalist pistol shooter *Tigran Sargsyan, current Prime Minister of Armenia *Stepan Sarkisyan, freestyle wrestling (amateur wrestling) Olympic silver-medalist *Gor Mkhitarian, Armenian rock-musician and singer *Vic Darchinyan, Armenian professional boxer, three-division world champion *Roman Mitichyan, Armenian-American professional mixed martial artist, actor and stuntman *Nareh Arghamanyan, Armenian pianist, winner of the 2008 Montreal International Musical Competition International relations thumb Vanadzor city hall (File:Vanadzor city hall, Armenia.jpg) Wikipedia:Vanadzor Dmoz:Regional Asia Armenia Lori Localities Vanadzor Commons:Category:Vanadzor


nearby

, Kirovakan was renamed '''Vanadzor''' in 1992. The city is in a picturesque setting, with an attractive planned town centre. Mostly crumbling Soviet-era chemical factories dominate much of the valley below the city. History thumb left Old khachkar (File:Khachqars-vanadzor.jpg)s in Vanadzor thumb left Vanadzor landscape (File:340 Vanadzor.JPG) The area of present-day Vanadzor has been settled since the Bronze Age, based on the tombs and other historic remains found on the nearby hills

century, the area became part of the Kingdom of Lori (Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget) until the beginning of the 12th century. With the invasion of the Seljuk Turks (Seljuk dynasty), the region became under the rule of the Great Seljuk Empire. The settlement was called '''Gharakilisa''' (meaning the ''black church'' in Turkic) by the Seljuks possibly as early as the 13th century, from the black-stoned Armenian church of the Holy Mother of God, on the nearby hill. In 1801, the entire region

to its mild climate, clean air and mineral springs. Many modern hotels are built in the city and the nearby countryside. The city is connected with other major cities of Armenia with a railway and a motorway. Sites of interests *"Mashtots hill" archaeological site: home to many remains from the 4th millennium BC. *The old church of the Holy Mother of God: also known as the Black Church or Gharakilisa, rebuilt in 1831. *The Nativity of Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox church, built


historic architecture

Armenian church. It is one of the nicest examples of historic architecture in Vanadzor. It was built in 1831 and then recently renovated in 1999. *


site home

to its mild climate, clean air and mineral springs. Many modern hotels are built in the city and the nearby countryside. The city is connected with other major cities of Armenia with a railway and a motorway. Sites of interests *"Mashtots hill" archaeological site: home to many remains from the 4th millennium BC. *The old church of the Holy Mother of God: also known as the Black Church or Gharakilisa, rebuilt in 1831. *The Nativity of Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox church, built


cathedral

մանկավարժական ինստիտուտ Vanadzor State Pedagogical University 07.jpg thumb Vanadzor State University thumb Saint Gregory of Narek Cathedral (File:Vanadzor-new-church.jpg) Vanadzor is home to many educational institutions serving the population of the city and the residents of Lori and Tavush provinces. The city has two major educational institutions: the Vanadzor State University named after Hovhannes Tumanyan and Mkhitar Gosh Armenian-Russian International University. Branches

of the Blessed Virgin Mary, dating back to 1895. www.gov.am:Religious organizations in Armenia (in Armenian) *Surp Sarkis Church of Vanadzor built in 2000, located near the prelacy building. *The groundbreaking service for the new cathedral of the diocese of Gugark took place in May 2002. Later in 2003, His Holiness Karekin II; the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, conducted the blessing service

for the foundation of the cathedral. The construction of the cathedral was completed in 2005 and named after Saint Gregory of Narek, to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of his '''Book of Lamentations'''. *The chapel of the Holy Children (Holy Children Chapel, Vanadzor) was opened in the Tsitsernak children's camp of Vanadzor in 2006. Sport thumb Lori Stadium (File:Vanadzor, Lori stadium 14.06.2007.jpg) The most popular sport in the city is association football football

Vanadzor

'''Vanadzor''' ( ) in 1935, after the Bolshevik leader Sergey Kirov. After the independence of Armenia, Kirovakan was renamed '''Vanadzor''' in 1992.

The city is in a picturesque setting, with an attractive planned town centre. Mostly crumbling Soviet-era chemical factories dominate much of the valley below the city.

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