Hrazdan

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Hrazdan
Հրազդան
Hrazdan
Coordinates: 40°30′0″N 44°46′0″E / 40.5°N 44.766667°E / 40.5; 44.766667Coordinates: 40°30′0″N 44°46′0″E / 40.5°N 44.766667°E / 40.5; 44.766667
Country
Marz
 Armenia
Kotayk
Established 1959
Government
 • Mayor Aram Razmik Danielyan
Area
 • Total 21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 1,750 m (5,740 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 52,900
 • Density 2,519/km2 (6,520/sq mi)
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) GMT+5 (UTC+5)

Sources: Population [1]

Hrazdan is the capital of the Kotayk Province of Armenia. The name Hrazdan is from the Middle-Persian name Frazdan. Farzdan is connected to the Zoroastrian mythology. With 52,900 people it is the fifth-largest city in Armenia. The town was formed under Soviet rule. During the Soviet years it was one of the highly-industrialized towns of the Armenian SSR.

The Hrazdan River is by the town.

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