Ye·re·van also E·re·van (yĕ′rə-vän)
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 BC, it was strategically important as a trade center on caravan routes linking Transcaucasia and India after the seventh century AD.
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