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Lake Sevan


Sevan is the largest lake in Armenia and in the region of Caucasus. With an altitude of 1,900 meters above sea level, it’s one of the highest lakes in the world. The name Sevan is of Urartian origin and is derived of Siuna, which means “county of lakes”.

The lake is divided into two sections: Big Sevan and Small Sevan. Big Sevan covers 972 sq/km and Small Sevan – 284 sq/km. The lake is fed by 28 rivers and streams and only Hrazdan River starts from it.

​In summer Sevan becomes a very popular touristic spot and both local and foreign visitors spend their holidays here. Tourists can camp by the lake and enjoy the beaches along the shore. There are lots of resorts and facilities, as well as campgrounds and picnic areas.