|First mentioned||5th century|
|• Mayor||Gevorg Parsyan|
|• Total||36 km2 (14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||910 m (2,990 ft)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (AMT)|
|Area code(s)||(+374) 285|
Kapan is a town in the south of Armenia. It was also named Gafan and Madan. It is the capital of the Syunik Province. In 2010 there were 45,488 people. Kapan is the city with the most peoplecity in the province and southern Armenia.
Kapan is from the Armenian word kapel which mean "to lock".
Notable landmarks[change | change source]
- Vahanavank monastery
- Baghaberd and Halidzor Fortresses.
- Tatev Monastery
- Monument to David Bek.
- Kapan College of Music
- Kapan Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum
- Kapan Theatre
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Notable People from Kapan[change | change source]
- Ogtay Asadov - Speaker of National Assembly of Azerbaijan
- Karen Sargsyan - Principal choirmaster of the Armenian Opera Theater
- Tatoul Markarian - Armenian ambassador to United States