Spitak

Spitak

Սպիտակ
Spitak
Spitak
Official seal of Spitak
Seal
Spitak is located in Armenia
Spitak
Spitak
Coordinates: 40°50′14″N 44°16′03″E / 40°50′14″N 44°16′03″E / 40.83722; 44.26750
CountryArmenia
Marz (Province)Lori
Founded17th century
Area
 • Total57.6 km2 (22.2 sq mi)
Elevation
1,650 m (5,410 ft)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total12,881
 • Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zoneOfficial website
Sources: Population[1]

Spitak (Armenian: Սպիտակ), is a town and urban municipal community in the northern Lori Province of Armenia. It is 96 km (60 mi) north of the capital, Yerevan, and 22 km (14 mi) west of the provincial centre, Vanadzor. Spitak was entirely destroyed during the devastating 1988 earthquake, and it was rebuilt in a slightly different location. As of the 2011 census, the population of the town is 12,881. Currently, the town has an approximate population of 11,000 as per the 2016 official estimate.

Etymology

At its foundation during the 17th century, the settlement was known as Hamamlu, meaning "bath"' in Persian, as the area had many historic baths. In 1949, it was renamed Spitak, meaning white in Armenian because of the presence of white limestone rocks in the area.

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Spitak
تۆرکجه: اسپیتاک
Bân-lâm-gú: Spitak
беларуская: Спітак
български: Спитак
čeština: Spitak
Deutsch: Spitak
eesti: Spitak
español: Spitak
Esperanto: Spitak
فارسی: اسپیتاک
français: Spitak
hornjoserbsce: Spitak
Bahasa Indonesia: Spitak
italiano: Spitak
ქართული: სპიტაკი
lietuvių: Spitakas
مازِرونی: اسپیتاک
Bahasa Melayu: Spitak
Nederlands: Spitak
нохчийн: Спитак
polski: Spitak
português: Spitak
română: Spitak
русский: Спитак
Scots: Spitak
српски / srpski: Спитак
suomi: Spitak
svenska: Spitak
Türkçe: Spitak
українська: Спітак
Tiếng Việt: Spitak, Lori
中文: 斯皮塔克