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Verin Dvin

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Country  Armenia
Area  6.9 km²
Population  1,853 (17 Jan 2012)
Marz province  Ararat Province
Time zone  (UTC+4)
Local time  Sunday 12:21 PM
Mayor  Lyudmila Petrova
Verin Dvin
Weather  10°C, Wind S at 10 km/h, 59% Humidity

Verin Dvin (Armenian: Վերին Դվին; formerly known as Aysori Dvin and Verkhniy Dvin, literally means Upper Dvin), is a village in the Ararat Province of Armenia located 30 kilometers south of Yerevan. The largest Assyrian community in Armenia is in Verin Dvin, where around 2,000 out of the 2,700 residents in the village are ethnic Assyrians. The village is home to 2 Assyrian churches including the church of Mar Tuma (Saint Thomas) dating back to 1828. The village is built near the ruins of the ancient city of Dvin.

Map of Verin Dvin 0736, Armenia

The secondary school of the village has a majority of ethnic Assyrian students and provides lessons in Assyrian history and language.

References

Verin Dvin Wikipedia


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