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Skyline of Ayrk Այրք
Ayrk Այրք is located in Armenia
Ayrk Այրք
Coordinates: 40°07′26″N 45°47′26″E / 40.12389°N 45.79056°E / 40.12389; 45.79056Coordinates: 40°07′26″N 45°47′26″E / 40.12389°N 45.79056°E / 40.12389; 45.79056
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Elevation 2,151 m (7,057 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 441
Time zone UTC+4 (GMT+4)
Postal code 1605

Ayrk (Armenian: Այրք; also Romanized as Ayrk’ and Ayrq; until recently Dashkend and Dashkand) is a small village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The village has a church of S. Astvatsatsin dated to 1181 and the Katoghike S. Gevorg church nearby (150 meters) dating to the 13th century. Both churches have large graveyards adjoining, and between them are remains of the massive stone walls of an Iron Age fortification with shallow caves below.[1]


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  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 82. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.