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; 44.63472Coordinates: 40°25′17″N 44°38′05″E / 40.42139°N 44.63472°E / 40.42139; 44.63472
Country Armenia
Province Kotayk
Founded 470, resettled in 1828-30
Government
 • Mayor village Head
Area
 • Total 32.94 km2 (12.72 sq mi)
Elevation 1,500-1,601 m (−3,753 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 2,538
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
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. The village has 860 dwellings, a school, house of culture, and library. The population is entirely Armenian. Notable natives are Director of pump station of the Alapars, USSR multiple medalist Avetik Avetyan, Patriarch Mushegh Aliabertsi (490-561), artist Tatik Saryan, dramatist Melik Kocharyan, folk collector Shavigh Grigoryan, medalist of Movses Khorenatsi medal RA, teacher, philologist, poetess Zhanna Mkrtchyan, The statesman of RA, Governor of Kotayk Republic of Armenia Kavalenko Shahgaldyan.

Alapars was originally founded in 470, but was resettled in 1828-30 by immigrants from Khoy and Maku. Its center is dominated by the churches of Saint Vartan (Vartanavank) built in 901 (rebuilt 19th century) by a Prince Grigor, and the Holy Mother of God (Surb Astvatsatsin) of 1897. Also in the vicinity is the monastery of S. Tsiranavor. According to local folklore, Vartanavank contains a drop of blood from the Armenian national hero Vartan Mamikonian.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Alapars (Kotayk)". CAA: Union of Communities of Armenia. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 95. ISBN 99941-0-121-8. 

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