Byurakan

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Byurakan
Բյուրական
View of Byurakan as seen from the village of Tegher
View of Byurakan as seen from the village of Tegher
Byurakan is located in Armenia
Byurakan
Byurakan
Coordinates: 40°20′24″N 44°16′13″E / 40.34000°N 44.27028°E / 40.34000; 44.27028Coordinates: 40°20′24″N 44°16′13″E / 40.34000°N 44.27028°E / 40.34000; 44.27028
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Aragatsotn
Government
 • Mayor Zarzand Babayan
Area
 • Total 21.27 km2 (8.21 sq mi)
Elevation 1,460 m (4,790 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,345
Time zone   (UTC+4)

Byurakan (Armenian: Բյուրական), is a major village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the slope of Mount Aragats. The village is home 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.

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