The city-resort Jermuk is in south-eastern part of the Republic of Armenia, in the upper reaches of the river Arpa, 173 km from the capital. Plateau, which is located Jermuk, with three sides surrounded by Syunik mountain ranges, alpine meadows and forests. The height of mountain peaks reaching up to 3000 meters. Through the city flows the river Arpa and deep ravine divides it into two parts.
For centuries JERMUK was and is a first-class mineral water and vozduholechebnitsey, it is mentioned in 1 century BC In 1925. here goes the first research group to study the medicinal properties and their effect on patients. The conclusion was clear. On the basis of mineral water can be found a city-resort. The air in Jermuk absolutely pure, devoid of dust and filled with fragrance of flowers.
The climate is typically mountainous, cool summers, long winters and snow. Amount of precipitation during the year is 6000 mm., Atmospheric pressure reaches 600 mm. And the duration of sunshine hours per year – 2400chasov. Number of rainy days per year from 9 to 20, and accompanied by a storm – from 2 to 7 days. Wind direction – north-east, in the summer months it changes its direction to south-east. The average annual rate of speed of 2 m / sec.Foggy days are very rare, 4 to 6 days.
The main curative factor of the resort – high quality mineral water, which is used both for external and for internal use. Mineral water Jermuk are complicated class. High-temperature water, the content of carbon dioxide, bicarbonate, sulfate, chloride, sodium, potassium, calcium, fluorine, bromine, magnesium.
Background. Jermuk – the city (until 1961 – a settlement) in Armenia. Located in the upper river.Arpa (a tributary of the Arax), on the plateau, which is framed with V. Zangazur ridge at an altitude of 2100 m, 175 km SE from Yerevan, which is connected by bus and air service. 4 thousand inhabitants (1970). Plant for bottling mineral water; HPS. Near the AD on the River.Arpa constructed (1971) dam.