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Noyemberyan, known as Barana until 1937, is a town in the northeastern Tavush Province of Armenia.EtymologyNoyemberyan was known as Barana until 1937. According to historian Makar Barkhudaryant, the old name Barana or Parana is a dialectical form of the Armenian word aparan, meaning palace.In 1937, it was renamed Noyemberyan by the Soviets, to commemorate the entrance of the Soviet Red Army to Armenia that took place on November 29, 1920.GeographyIt is located on the Koghb river, 187 km from Yerevan and in 22 km from railway station of the town of Ayrum, on the Yerevan-Tbilisi route. The border with Azerbaijan is only a few kilometers away east of the town. Noyemberyan is surrounded with the Voskepar mountains from the south and the mountains of Gougark from the west.DemographicsAs of the 2011 census, the population of the town is 5,310.EconomyBerd and the surrounding areas are a major centre for agricultural products in Armenia. Fruits, tobacco and other types are produced in the surrounding farms. Other well-developed industries of Berd include winemaking, bee-keeping, and granary.Iron and copper mines are found near the town.SportAssociation football is the most popular sport in Noyemberyan. Aznavour FC founded in 1981, represented the town in domestic football competitions, until 1997 when the club was dissolved due to financial difficulties. The football field of Noyemberyan known as the "Central" during the Soviet times, was renovated between 2008 and 2013. Finally, the new Noyemberyan City Stadium was opened on 18 October 2013, with a capacity of 100 seats only. It is envisaged to install a permanent stand at the northern side of the pitch to increase the capacity up to 1,500 seats.
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