Sevan, Gegharkunik Province, Armenia

🇦🇲 Sevan (Սեւան), is a town and urban municipal community, as well as one of the most popular resorts in Armenia, located in the Gegharkunik Province on the north-western shores of Lake Sevan. The town is built at a height of more than 1,925 metres (6,316 feet) above sea level, 65 km (40 mi) north-east of the capital Yerevan, and 35 km (22 mi) north of the provincial centre Gavar. Sevan is surrounded by the Sevan National Park, a natural protected area extending from the north-eastern parts of the town to the south-west, while Lake Sevan forms the natural border of the city to the east.

Industry Currently, the town is home to the Sevan flour mill and bakery factory; the Sevan sugar plant ;and the Lihnitis Sevan Brewerey. The Sevan Brewery produces a variety of lager beer as well as dunkel beer, under the brand Kellers. "Yerknain Manana" confectionery plant (2013) and the "Tuff-Granite" mining plant are also among the notable firms of Sevan.

Tourism and services During the brief summer of the region, Sevan turns into a popular beach resort. Many professionals and amateurs visit the city to practice their favourite types of sports on the shores including beach soccer, beach volleyball, windsurfing and other types of water sports through numerous swimming beaches and facilities along the entire Sevan shore, such as the water park, the horse-riding club, the tennis courts, the mini football and basketball fields, etc.

The Harsnaqar Hotel Complex, the Best Western Bohemian Resort, the Akhtamar Sevan Hotel and the Lavanda City cottages are among the leading resorts of the town.

The Sevan ropeway is located at the north of the town, in the area known as "mashtotsner", on the way to Tsovagyugh village. It has a length of 1,130 meters.

Sevan is among the 3 towns of Armenia that are allowed to accommodate gambling houses and activities in urban settlements.

The Sevan National Park and Sevan Botanical Garden are major destinations for the lovers of ecotourism.

Sevan has a general hospital as well as a psychiatric hospital.

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Sevan has a population of over 19,229 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Sevan is twinned with: 🇫🇷 Grenoble, France.

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