Abovyan Armenia Postal Code


About Abovyan

Abovyan, or Abovian, is a town and urban municipal community in Armenia. It is in the province of Kotayk. If you live in Yerevan, it is about 16 kilometres (10 miles) northeast. It is also about 32 kilometres (20 miles) southeast of the provincial capital of Hrazdan. 43,495 people live in the town now, compared to 59,000 people in 1989. As of 2020, the town's population is estimated to be 44,900 people.

When there is a motorway and rail line through the city, Abovyan is thought of as an arm of Armenia's capital, Yerevan. So, Abovyan is known as the "northern gate of Yerevan."

People live there in Abovyan, which is about 11 square miles.

The place where Abovyan is now used to be a small village called Elar. One folk etymology says that the name Elar comes from the story of Ara the Handsome. Folklore says that the Assyrian queen Semiramis brought the body of the murdered Armenian king to the village and told the people to shout "el Ara," which means "arise, Ara" in Armenian. From this, the name "Elar" is said to have come. In 1961, the village was renamed Abovyan in honour of the famous Armenian writer Khachatur Abovian, who lived there at the time. In 1963, the town of Abovyan was formally established as a city.

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