|Ijevan Fact Box:|
| Armenian: Իջևան |
|Marz: Tavush Marz, Armenia|
The name "Ijevan" (15370 p) means "Inn," reflecting the Tavush capital's previous name of Karvansara, aka Istibulagh, stopping place on an important E-W road and also, since 1870, of the railroad. In the place called Hamam-Jala on the bank of the Aghstev are remains of a medieval caravansaray. The entrance to the town is marked by the massive wine factory saying Ijevan on top of it's tower. On the N side of the main road at the W end of town (cannon outside) is a small historical/ethnographic museum reopened in 1999, with a diorama commemorating the entry of the Red Army in 1920. Ijevan has a large rug factory, and wood product factories. Across from the shuka you can cross the bridge over the river and quickly reach the restored church financed by a Boston Armenian. In the SW part of town is a S. Hovhannes church. Chamber tombs near the city hospital and a late bronze age cemetery on the left bank of river attest early occupation of the site. On the southern end of the town is Ijevan Dendropark.
From the book: Collection of Plant Species - Ijevan Subtropical Arboretum
Average annual temperature: 11C
Max absolute temp: 39C
Min absolute temp: -19C (once every 10-20 years)
Average temp in January: -1 +1C
Total sum of temps above: 5C is 3500'
Annual precipitation: 550-600mm
Precipitation during growing season (April-September): 306mm
Annual evaporation from soil surface: 700mm
Average annual humidity: 71.3% (sometimes drops to 20%)
Duration of vegetative period: 230 days
Number of days with frost: 102
Number of fine days: 206
Number of rainy days: 120
Number of days with hail: 3-4
Amplitude of average annual temp fluctuations (in January-July): 26C
The winter is short, mild, without permanent snow coverage.
Per webmaster, some plants that grow outdoors in Ijevan that do not grow in Yerevan: Florists gladiolus, muscat grapes, kiwis (A. deliciosa), persimmons, pomegranates, bay leaf, some hardy bamboos, bananas and palms.