Դիլիջան), is a spa town in the Tavush Province of
Armenia. Usually called Armenian Switzerland or
Little Switzerland by the locals, it is one of the
most important resorts of Armenia, situated within
the Dilijan National Park. The forested and
reclusive town is home to numerous Armenian artists,
composers, and filmmakers and features some
traditional Armenian architecture. The Sharambeyan
street in the centre, has been preserved and
maintained as an "old town", complete with
craftsman's workshops, a gallery and a museum.
Hiking, mountain biking, and picnicking are popular
As of the 2011 census, Dilijan has a population of
17,712, down from 23,700 reported in the 1989
The Armenian government is planning to turn Dilijan
into a regional financial capital, beginning with
the move of much of the Central Bank's operations to
Dilijan in 2013.
Dilijan is currently the fastest-growing urban
settlement in Armenia.
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