Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Erivan, a fortified town in Transcaucasia, capital of a government of the same name, containing 10,740 square miles, on the left bank of the Sanga, 30 miles N.E. of Mount Ararat. The town is important as being upon the caravan route between Russia and Persia, and it has manufactures of cotton, earthenware, and leather. There is a castle on the top of a hill, upon which part of the town is built, and there are some Armenian churches, mosques, and a bazaar.