Coordinates: 40°13′12″N 44°32′18″E / 40.22000°N 44.53833°E / 40.22000; 44.53833

Kanaker
Kanaker
Kanaker
Coordinates: 40°13′12″N 44°32′18″E / 40.22000°N 44.53833°E / 40.22000; 44.53833
CountryArmenia
Marz (Province)Yerevan
DistrictKanaker-Zeytun
Time zoneUTC+4 ( )
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 ( )

Kanaker (Armenian: Քանաքեռ; also Romanized as K’anak’err, Kenaker, Kanaker, and Qanaqer) was a town in Armenia to the north-east of the capital Yerevan. With the urban development, the village was gradually absorbed by the capital Yerevan thus becoming part of the Kanaker-Zeytun district.[1]

Many prominent Armenians are natives of Kanaker such as the writer and educator Khachatur Abovian and the composer Djivan Gasparyan.

The Holy Mother of God Church
The Holy Mother of God Church

The town was home to many churches that were severely damaged during the earthquake of 1679. The oldest church of Kanaker is Saint Jacob Church (Surp Hakop) rebuilt in 1679 after the earthquake. Holy Mother of God Church (Surp Astvatsatsin) on a hilltop to the northwest was built in 1695. The Russian Orthodox Church of the Intercession of the Holy Mother of God was built in Kanaker in 1912.

Kanaker played a key role in the Russian siege of Yerevan in 1827.

Education

Chinese-Armenian Friendship School is in Kanaker.[2]

References

  1. ^ US embassy to Armenia's website Archived 2008-06-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Chinese School Inaugurated In Armenia". Armenian Mirror-Spectator. 2018-08-30. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
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