Sevan Armenia Postal Code


About Sevan

Sevan is a town and urban community, as well as one of the most popular places to visit in Armenia. It is in the Gegharkunik Province, on the northwestern shore of Lake Sevan. There are more than 1,925 metres (6,316 feet) above sea level in the town. It is 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Yerevan, and 35 km (22 miles) north of the provincial capital, Gavar.

As a result of the national park that surrounds Sevan, it is a safe place for people to live. To the east, Lake Sevan is a natural border for people to stay away from.

There were 19,229 people living in Sevan at the 2011 census, and there were 19,200 people living there in 2016.

Sevan was first called Yelenovka (Armenian:, Russian: ??????a) in 1842. It was meant to become a village for Russians. After Yelena Pavlovna, the daughter of Tsar Paul I, it was called Yelena Pavlovna Park.

Yelenovka was the name of the town until 1935, when it was changed to Sevan because of Lake Sevan, which is where the town is. The word Sevan comes from the Urartian word su(i)n(i)a, which is usually translated as "lake." An 8th-century BC cuneiform text by the Urartian king Rusa I, which was found in Odzaberd, on the southern shore of the lake, has the word. Sevan is either a combination of sev "black" and Van (i.e., Lake Van) or sev "black" and vank's ("monastery").

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