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Vanadzor is the third-largest city in Armenia and is the administrative center of the Lori province. This town is located 128 km (80 mi) north of Yerevan.

At an average height of 1350 meters above sea level, Vanadzor is located in the valley of Pambak River, on the point where the rivers of Tandzut and Vanadzor join the Pambak river.
The climate of Vanadzor is characterized with cool summers and relatively mild winters.
There are two churches in Vanadzor. St. Astvatsatsin- built of black stone, where it was called Gharakhilisa, and the other one is Russian church, which was built in 1895.
The city has developed a strong industry.

Stepan Zorian house museum and botanical garden located in the Vanadzor. Vanadzor is a town-resort due to it’s mild climate, clean air and mineral springs. Many modern hotels are built in the city and the nearby countryside. The city is connected with other major cities of Armenia with a railway and a motorway.