Vagarshapat

Vagarshapat:

see YejmiadzinYejmiadzin
, Ejmiadzin
, or Echmiadzin
town (1994 est. pop. 64,400), SW Armenia, in the Aras (Araks) River valley. It has winemaking and plastics industries. Known since the 6th cent. B.C.
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, Armenia.
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Vagarshapat

 

a city in the Armenian SSR; in the past, a settlement near the ancient monastery of Echmiadzin. In 1945 it was renamed Echmiadzin and the monastery land was included within the city line.

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