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Martuni, is a town in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia, located on the southern shores of Lake Sevan.As of the 2011 census, the town had a population of 12,894. As per the 2016 official estimate the population of Martuni is around 11,200.EtymologyDuring the medieval period, the area of present-day Martuni was known as Mets Kznut. Between 1830 and 1922 it was called Nerkin Gharanlugh. In 1926, it was named Martuni in honor of the bolshevik leader and Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of Armenia Aleksandr Myasnikyan, whose nom-de-guerre was Martuni.CultureMartuni is home to the Holy Mother of God Church dating back to 1886. There is also an Iron Age fort excavated in 1997 by an Armenian-Italian team.EconomyMartuni is home to the "Arev-1" bread factory founded in 1995, and the "Golden Lens" coffee processing plant founded in 1998.International relationsPartnerships Kavala, Greece, since 2001.Plan how to spend your time in Martuni and other destinations in Armenia using our Armenia attractions planning tool.
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Group Tour: Noratus, Hayravank, Lake Sevan-Sevanavank, trout BBQ master class BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $19
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Khor Virap, Areni Winery, Noravank, Hayravank, Sevanavank from Yerevan BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $56
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