Hrazdan

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Hrazdan
Հրազդան
From top left: Makravank Monastery • Hrazdan reservoir World War II memorial • Artsakh War memorial Hrazdan skyline
From top left:

Makravank Monastery • Hrazdan reservoir
World War II memorial • Artsakh War memorial
Hrazdan skyline
Hrazdan Հրազդան is located in Armenia
Hrazdan Հրազդան
Hrazdan
Հրազդան
Location of Hrazdan in Armenia
Coordinates: 40°30′0″N 44°46′0″E / 40.50000°N 44.76667°E / 40.50000; 44.76667Coordinates: 40°30′0″N 44°46′0″E / 40.50000°N 44.76667°E / 40.50000; 44.76667
Country
Marz
 Armenia
Kotayk
Founded1959
Government
 • MayorSevak Miqayelyan
Area
 • Total22 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation
1,675 m (5,495 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total41,875
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AMT)
Postal code
2301-2309
Area code(s)(+374) 223
Websitewww.hrazdan.am
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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