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Vayots Dzor Province
Vayots Dzor, is a province of Armenia. It lies at the southeastern end of the country, bordering the Nakhichevan exclave of Azerbaijan in the west and the Kalbajar District (de jure part of Azerbaijan, de facto controlled by the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) in the east. It covers an area of. With a population of only 53,230 (2002 census), it is the most sparsely populated province in the country. The capital and largest city of the province is the town of Yeghegnadzor.The province is home to many ancient landmarks and tourist attractions in Armenia including the Areni-1 cave complex and Areni-1 winery of the Chalcolithic period, the 8th-century Tanahat Monastery, the 10th-century Smbataberd fortress, and the 13th-century Noravank monastery. Vayots Dzor is also home to the spa-town of Jermuk.The village of Gladzor in Vayots Dzor was home to the 13th and 14th-century University of Gladzor.EtymologyLiterally meaning "the valley of sorrows", it is named after the Vayots Dzor canton of the historic Syunik province of Ancient Armenia, ruled by the Siunia dynasty.Vayots Dzor Province is in Armenia. Add Vayots Dzor Province and other destinations in Armenia to your travel itinerary using our Armenia trip planner .
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