Novo-Bayazet - Encyclopedia




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NOVO-BAYAZET, a town of Russian Transcaucasia, in the government of Erivan, 35 m. E.N.E. of the town of Erivan, and 4 m. W. of Gok-chai Lake, 5870 ft. above the sea. Pop. 8507 in 1897, mainly Armenians. An Armenian village which stood here was destroyed by Nadir Shah. of Persia in 1736, and it was not till the Turkish War of 1828-29 that the site was again occupied by Armenian refugees from the Turkish town of Bayazet or Bayazid.

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