Supriya Ghosh

Dzoraget River

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Length  67 km
Cities  Stepanavan
Country  Armenia
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Main source  Bazum Mountains, Lori, Armenia 2,200 m (7,200 ft)
River mouth  Debed River Near Dzoragyukh 920 m (3,020 ft)
Basin size  Debeda hydrological region

The Dzoraget (Armenian: Ձորագետ) is a river in the Debeda hydrological region in the Lori region in Northern Armenia. It originates in the Bazum Mountains and flows west to east through spectacular gorges around Stepanavan. It finally feeds into the Debed river near Dzoragyugh, which ultimately drains to the Kura river.

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Map of Dzoraget, Armenia

Dzoraget is a compound word in Armenian meaning Gorge-river and formed with the lexemes ձոր [dzɔɾ] ('gorge') and գետ [ɡetʰ] ('river') joined by the interfix ա [ɑ].

The gorge in certain places (e.g. at Kurtan) is over 200 meters in depth.

Rafting

The Armenian Travel Bureau considers the Dzoraget River the only Armenian river suitable for rafting. The commonest rafting route begins at the Dzoraget bridge, near the town of Stepanavan. Rafting on the river is concentrated in the Dzoraget Canyon, which is in some places as deep as 300 meters.

Towns and villages

Towns and villages along the river include: Stepanavan, Amrakits, Lori Berd, Agarak, Vardablur, Kurtan, Arevatsag, and Dzoragyukh.

Gallery

  • Dzoraget
  • References

    Dzoraget River Wikipedia


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