Varser

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Varser
Վարսեր
Varser  Վարսեր is located in Armenia
Varser  Վարսեր
Varser
Վարսեր
Coordinates: 40°33′16″N 44°54′29″E / 40.55444°N 44.90806°E / 40.55444; 44.90806Coordinates: 40°33′16″N 44°54′29″E / 40.55444°N 44.90806°E / 40.55444; 44.90806
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Elevation 1,917 m (6,289 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,753
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
Postal code 1515

Varser (Armenian: Վարսեր; until 1946, Chirchir and Chrchr) is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The village is first mentioned in the 9th century as a gift of Ashot II Bagratuni to an "Apostles' Church".[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Varser is derived from a root word meaning "hair". According to popular folklore, this refers to a girl who drowned in Lake Sevan and her long hair spread out across the water.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 74. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.