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)|
Byurakan (Armenian: Բյուրական), is a major village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the slope of Mount Aragats. The village is home to several historical sites including the 7th-century Artavazik Church, the 10th-century basilica of Saint Hovhannes and a huge 13th-century khachkar monument.
It is also home to 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 Gazetteer: Armenia – World-Gazetteer.com
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census
- Kiesling, Rediscovering Armenia, p. 15, available online at the US embassy to Armenia's website
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