Aruch

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Coordinates: 40°17′33″N 44°04′45″E / 40.29250°N 44.07917°E / 40.29250; 44.07917

Aruch
Արուճ
Aruchavank monastery (7th century)
Aruchavank monastery (7th century)
Aruch is located in Armenia
Aruch
Aruch
Coordinates: 40°17′33″N 44°04′45″E / 40.29250°N 44.07917°E / 40.29250; 44.07917
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Aragatsotn
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,014
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Aruch (Armenian: Արուճ; until 1970, Talish), is a village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. It is located on the southern part of Mount Aragats. The settlement dates back to the 6th century when it was the winter camp of the royal army. It was later made to a permanent base by Grigor Mamikonian (661-682). The village is the location of the 7th century Armenian monastic complex Aruchavank, adjacent to it are the remains of the Mamikonians' palace.

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