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Geghakert  Գեղակերտ is located in Armenia
Geghakert  Գեղակերտ
Coordinates: 40°11′07″N 44°14′32″E / 40.18528°N 44.24222°E / 40.18528; 44.24222Coordinates: 40°11′07″N 44°14′32″E / 40.18528°N 44.24222°E / 40.18528; 44.24222
Country Armenia
Province Armavir
 • Total 6.58 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Elevation 885 m (2,904 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 2,545
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone +4

Geghakert (Armenian: Գեղակերտ; also referred to as Samaghar), is a village in the Armavir Province of Armenia. The village has a 13th-century church known as Surb Harutyun (Holy Resurrection).,[1] as well as a memorial fountain dedicated to those who died in World War II. There is also a school (407 students), first aid station, house of culture, community center, and a kindergarten.[2]

Surb Harutyun Church[edit]

S. Harutyun Church is constructed of mudbrick and has red brick detailing around its windows and doors. There are two entrances to the interior, one from the south, and one from the west. Also of interest, is the turquoise painted brick archways around the portals. The church's altar is designed to resemble the façade of a church. Resting in a niche at the altar, is a gilded painting of the Virgin Mary holding a baby Jesus.



  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 68. ISBN 99941-0-121-8. 
  2. ^ "Samaghar (Armavir)". CAA: Union of Communities of Armenia. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 

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