View of Byurakan as seen from the village of Tegher
|• Mayor||Zarzand Babayan|
|• Total||21.27 km2 (8.21 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,460 m (4,790 ft)|
|• Summer (DST)||(UTC+5)|
Byurakan (Armenian: Բյուրական, also Romanized as Burakan, Bjurakan, and Biurakan) is a village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia on the slope of Mount Aragats. The village contains the basilica of Saint Hovhannes of the 10th century and Artavazik Church of the 7th century with a huge 13th-century khachkar monument directly across the ravine. It is also the site of the Byurakan Observatory.
Pillar style khachkar with a Maltese Cross located behind a house in the village.
- Amberd fortress
- Byurakan at GEOnet Names Server
- World Gazeteer: Armenia – World-Gazetteer.com
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census
- Kiesling, Rediscoving Armenia, p. 15, available online at the US embassy to Armenia's website
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