The church of Vardanavank built in 901, reconstructed in the 19th century
|• village Head||Vardan Vardanyan|
|• Total||3,279,000 km2 (1,266,000 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,500-1,601 m (−3,753 ft)|
|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.
Khachkar adjacent to Vartanavank
- Alapars at GEOnet Names Server
- World Gazeteer: Armenia – World-Gazetteer.com
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
- Kiesling, Brady (2005), Rediscovering Armenia: Guide, Yerevan, Armenia: Matit Graphic Design Studio
- Brady Kiesling, Rediscovering Armenia, p. 57; original archived at Archive.org, and current version online on Armeniapedia.org.
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