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Novo-Bayazet

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 1 736, 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.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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