Alapars

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Alapars
Ալափարս
The church of Vardanavank built in 901, reconstructed in the 19th century
The church of Vardanavank built in 901, reconstructed in the 19th century
Alapars  Ալափարս is located in Armenia
Alapars  Ալափարս
Alapars
Ալափարս
Coordinates: 40°25′17″N 44°38′05″E / 40.42139°N 44.63472°E / 40.42139; 44.63472
Country Armenia
Province Kotayk
Established 470
Government
 • village Head Vardan Vardanyan
Area3279000
 • Total 3,279,000 km2 (1,266,000 sq mi)
Elevation 1,500-1,601 m (−3,753 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 2,538
Time zone UTS +4 (UTC+4)
Area code(s) +374 (226)

Alapars (Armenian: Ալափարս, formerly known as Aylaberk, Vartanavan, and Vartanavank) is a village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Its center is dominated by the churches of Saint Vartan(Vartanavank) built in 901 and the Holy Mother of God built in 1897. According to a local traditional legend, Vartanavank contains a drop of blood from the Armenian national hero Vartan Mamikonian.

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