Armenian Quarter

The Armenian Quarter (Armenian: Հայկական թաղամաս, Haykakan t'ağamas; Hebrew: הרובע הארמני‎; Arabic: حارة الأرمن‎) is one of the four quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem. The Armenian Quarter is the smallest of the four quarters, with the smallest number of residents. In 2001, there were about 2,500 Armenians living in Jerusalem, most of them living in and around the Patriarchate at the St. James Monastery, which occupies most of the Armenian Quarter. One of the central reasons for the existence of an Armenian quarter is the religion and ethnicity of the Armenians. Armenians, unlike the majority of Christians in Israel, are not Arab, rather they are ethnically and religiously Armenian. They have remained a homogeneous group, intermarrying over the years and keeping their culture intact.

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