Ararat is a city in Armenia in the province of Ararat, about 42 km south-east of Yerevan.
The Ararat Cement Factory has been opened in 1927 along with small apartments to accommodate the workers. In 1935, it was incorporated with the village of Davalu. In 1939 the town of Ararat was officially established.
Today in the city of has two major factories: the cement factory and the Ararat Gold Recovery Company. The ecology of the city is in danger due to emissions of cement dust and cyanide from the gold manufacturing plants. In the summer of 2005, the impurity of the atmosphere was recorded to be 9.6 times the acceptable norm.
Armenia has a very rich nature.
In this small land are growing more then 3200 varieties of vegetation of which 120 grow only in the territory of Armenia. Even many varieties have armenian names.
The animal world is also very diverse. There are about 12 000 types. Many of them are also unique for the Armenian natural world.
Armenian nature played a major role in the history of Armenian people. In the same way as in the days of the Flood it has become a cradle of formation of a new humanity later it helped people in the days of struggle against cruel enemies.
Due to the high mountains and deep gorges Armenian castles were unassailable. Rivers overflowed when enemy passed through them and lakes with their brilliance made attacking soldiers blind.
Many songs and poems are dedicated to the Armenian nature where it is obvious, how it is in harmony with centuries-old history and culture of Armenian people.
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