Definitions for yerevanˌyɛr əˈvɑn

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word yerevan

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ye•re•vanˌyɛr əˈvɑn(n.)

  1. a city in and the capital of Armenia, in the W part. 1,199,000.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yerevan, Jerevan, Erivan, capital of Armenia(noun)

    capital of Armenia

Wiktionary

  1. Yerevan(ProperNoun)

    An ancient city of the Caucasus, now capital of Armenia.

  2. Origin: From Երևան.

Freebase

  1. Yerevan

    Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia. The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC, with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC by king Argishti I at the western extreme of the Ararat plain. After World War I, Yerevan became the capital of the Democratic Republic of Armenia as thousands of survivors of the Armenian Genocide settled in the area. The city expanded rapidly during the 20th century as Armenia became one of the fifteen republics in the Soviet Union. In fifty years, Yerevan was transformed from a town of a few thousand residents within the Russian Empire, to Armenia's principal cultural, artistic, and industrial center, as well as becoming the seat of national government. With the growth of the economy of the country, Yerevan has been undergoing major transformation as many parts of the city have been the recipient of new construction since the early 2000s, and retail outlets such as restaurants, shops and street cafes, which were rare during Soviet times, have multiplied.

Translation

Find a translation for the yerevan definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these yerevan definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"yerevan." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 31 Aug. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/yerevan>.

Are we missing a good definition for yerevan?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for yerevan: