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    Gavar is a city and provincial capital of the Armenian province of Gegharkunik. The town is situated in the mountains with an average altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, on a distance of 98 kilometers to the east of the capital Yerevan.

    Gavar lies in the Armenian highlands, just few miles away from the western shores of Lake Sevan. The city was founded in 1830 by people from Bayazit (now in Turkey), and named "New Bayazit", and achieved city status in 1850. Nowadays the population is around 22,400.

    Despite its relatively modern rebirth, the center has an ancient past. Fabled monuments dating back to the Bronze Age adorn the region, a testimony to the presence of Armenians in the region for thousands of years.

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