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capital of Armenia, at the foot of Mt. Ararat: pop. 1,200,000
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also E·re·van or E·ri·van
The capital and largest city of Armenia south of Tbilisi, Georgia. An ancient city founded on the site of a fortress established in the eighth century B.C., it was strategically important as a trade center on caravan routes linking Transcaucasia and India after the seventh century A.D. Population: 1,100,000.