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Kapan with Mount Khustup in the background
Kapan with Mount Khustup in the background
Country  Armenia
Marz (Province) Syunik
 • Total 35.70 km2 (13.78 sq mi)
905.5 m (2,970.8 ft)
 • Total 45,488
 • Density 1,274.17/km2 (3,300.1/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4 (GMT+4)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+5 (GMT+5)
Website Kapan Official Website:

Kapan is a town in the south of Armenia. It was also named Kafan and Madan. It is the capital of the Syunik Province. In 2010 there 45,488 people. Kapan is the city with the most peoplecity in the province and southern Armenia.

Kapan is from the Armenian word kapel which mean "to lock".

Notable landmarks

  • Vahanavank monastery
  • Baghaberd and Halidzor Fortresses.
  • Tatev Monastery
  • Monument to David Bek.
  • Kapan College of Music
  • Kapan Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum
  • Kapan Theatre


  • Gandzasar FC - football club
  • Lernagorts Kapan FC - football club

Notable People from Kapan

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