Centrum Coal Mine


Its beginnings date back to the Teresa Coal Mine, a calamine mine of, i.e. oxidised zinc ores. At the end of the 1850s, it switched to coal. In operation since December 1879, it was officially established on December 1, 1881, under the name Vereinigte Karsten-Centrum Coal Mine. In 1993, it was merged with Szombierki Coal Mine, and in 2005 it was merged with Bobrek Coal Mine. The mine was put into liquidation in 2015.

An estimated 1,400 girls are not born every year in Armenia due to a rooted preference for male children. The son-bias combined with a lower birth rate, has led to an alarming number of sex-selective abortions. Community activities, various laws and television shows are addressing the issue - with positive results. But is the actual problem being tackled?