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As Yu. Kirillova told: “If there are woods, mountains and mineral watersin paradise, it will be like Dilijan”.

We would like to express our sincere welcome to all participants of the FIDE Women Grand Prix, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Tigran Petrosian's victory, which is being held in Dilijan resort town. It is indeed a great honor of ours to meet you in this picturesque town.

Dilijan is a resort town, surrounded by the Lesser Caucasus mountain-range, and lies in the north-eastern part of the Republic of Armenia, in the valley of the Aghstev river.

Dilijan has an amazingly beautiful nature. It seems that mountains envelop and guard this valley with animated love and tenderness. Due to its natural and climatic conditions Dilijan is a unique land. Fine landscape has an extra positive influence on patients and holiday-makers.

Dilijan is a standard medium-mountain zone climatic sanatorium and its principal treatment factors are middle and high mountain climate, favorable oxygen regimen, unique landscape features and curative mineral waters availability.

The Aghstev river with its tributaries gives peculiar charm to the general town landscape.

It originates in the north-western mountainside of the Pambak chain of mountains and flows into the Kura. The left-side tributaries Bldsan and Ghshtoghan join the Aghstev in the central part of the town. In the environs of Teghut village the tributary Haghartsin joins it and the longest tributary Getik flows into it in the lower part of the village Gosh.

Dilijan has great opportunities for ecotourism development and certain measures have already undertaken for its fulfillment.


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