For the town in Lori Province, see Garrgarr; for the village in Azerbaijan, see Qarqar, Azerbaijan.

Coordinates: 39°46′24″N 45°32′19″E / 39.77333°N 45.53861°E / 39.77333; 45.53861

Herher (Armenian: Հերհեր) is a village in the Jermuk Municipality of the Vayots Dzor Province in Armenia.

Herher

Հերհեր
St. Sion Monastery in Herher
St. Sion Monastery in Herher
Herher is located in Armenia
Herher
Herher
Coordinates: 39°46′24″N 45°32′19″E / 39.77333°N 45.53861°E / 39.77333; 45.53861
Country Armenia
ProvinceVayots Dzor
MunicipalityJermuk
Elevation
1,680 m (5,510 ft)
Population
 • Total706
Time zoneUTC+4 (AMT)
Herher at GEOnet Names Server

HistoryEdit

Herher was once a fief of the Orbelian vassals, the Shahurnetsi family in the 13th century. Within the village is a 19th-century church of Saint Gevorg, and south is a shrine of Grigor Lusavorich from 1296 with Saint Gevorg or Chiki Vank of 1297. Southeast one km on a hill is the small Kapuyt Berd ("Blue Fortress"). Upon a hilltop one km northeast is Saint Sion Monastery, first mentioned in the 8th century. At the complex are the churches of Saint Sion and Saint Astvatsatsin. Other sites of historical significance are in close proximity to Herher, such as village ruins with khachkars of the 14th century.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistical Committee of Armenia. "The results of the 2011 Population Census of the Republic of Armenia" (PDF).

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