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Visit Tavush. Feel our warmth

Life is in full swing in the Tavush region. To see a lot of interesting events, you just have to look around.

Here, at dawn, you will witness the awakening of nature, you will see how the forests are blooming, how the grass is spreading along the ground, and eventually the green carpet is everywhere. Did you know? The Tavush region can give you a unique superpower! During your visit, you will enjoy, taste, and feel a unique mood, which is typical only for this region of Armenia. Tavush will take care of your unforgettable holiday, spiced with magic. The rich palette of nature unfolding in front of you will remain in your mind forever, and the hospitality of the locals will warm you up even in cold weather.

Human beings and nature are one unity here. Just as people depend on nature, so nature depends on people. It is important to achieve harmony in those relationships. Spend the coming weekend in the Tavush region, where you will understand that our life is inextricably linked with mother nature.

Sometimes you want to replace the anxiety of the day with activities that are extremely different from your daily routine.

History

Contact people and places to feel the history

Tavush region of the Republic of Armenia is located in the north-eastern part of the territory of the Republic of Armenia. It includes the regions of Ijjan, Dilijan, Noyemberyan, and Berd. The region borders the Gegharkunik-Kotayk marzes in the south, Lori marz in the west, Georgia in the north, and Azerbaijan in the east.

The region has 5 urban communities: Ijevan, Dilijan, Noyemberyan, Berd, Ayrum, and 57 rural communities.

The Tavush region extends to the outer layer of the Lesser Caucasus mountain ranges, to the mountains of Virahayots, Gugarats, and Miapor. Most of the area has 800-1700 m․ height: The lowest point of the region (Debedavan village) is located 379 m above sea level at the height, and the highest point is Mount Miapor with 2993 m.

Tavush is the most forested region of Armenia. The main tree species are beech, oak, hornbeam, linden, ash, maple, birch, juniper, walnut, and forest berry plants. The region is also rich in many tea plants: cranberry, thyme, mint. Fauna is also diverse; there are Caucasian spotted deer, European deer, brown bear, goat, rabbit, wolf, fox, lynx, mink, zebra, and many other animals.

About 50 of the plants found in Tavush are registered in the RA Red Book. Most of the animals and birds are included there as well.  As a result, specially protected areas have been created in the region: Dilijan National Park, Ijevan, Arjatkhleni, Gandzakar, Getik, Zikatar sanctuaries, Ijevan, Berd arboretums.

Tavush is rich in water resources, including Aghstev river,  Debed river, which occupies a small basin, as well as Voskepar, Varagavan, Tavush, Khndzorut rivers. Parz, Jangot, and Gosh are among the lakes.

The region is rich in mineral waters: Dilijan Frolova, Ttu Jur, Aknaghbyur, Vazashen, Voskepar, Bldani. There are also waterfalls. 15 meters above Khndzorut there is Sharach waterfall, which is falling from a height on Khachaghbyur river. 3 km from Yenokavan village Lastiver waterfall is located.

The climate in the region is temperate, with moderately hot summers and mild winters. The northern and northeastern lowlands are characterized by a dry subtropical climate. The region has a mild climate, rich mountain oxygen-clean, and healing air. Moreover, due to the mountainous features, the southern and northern parts of the region are quite different in terms of climatic conditions. In the northern parts, the winters are warm, sparse, with few cloudy days. The average temperature in January is 0°C. The summer is quite hot, the average temperature in July is 23-24 ° C, the maximum temperature reaches 36 ° C. The average annual temperature in the southern parts of the region is 6-7 ° C. In winter, the frosts are moderate, the average temperature in January is -5 ° C. In the summer months it is cool and moderately hot (32 ° C).

Tavush is one of the agriculturally active regions of the republic. In recent years, fruit growing activities have been developing, previously, the region had a great reputation in that field. Currently, beekeeping is also an actively developing branch of agriculture.

Do not be surprised if you find products from the Tavush region in other countries. Wines, canned food, mineral water, as well as stone, wood, and more recently, textile products are being marketed abroad.