Haghpat

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Haghpat
Հաղպատ
Sourb Nshan (Holy Sign of the Cross) church
Sourb Nshan (Holy Sign of the Cross) church
Haghpat is located in Armenia
Haghpat
Haghpat
Coordinates: 41°05′42″N 44°42′37″E / 41.09500°N 44.71028°E / 41.09500; 44.71028
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Lori
Population (2001)
 • Total 787
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC+5)

Haghpat (Armenian: Հաղպատ) is a village in the Lori Province of Armenia, located near the city of Alaverdi and the state border with Georgia.

It is notable for Haghpat Monastery, a religious complex founded in the 10th century and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List along with monasteries in nearby Sanahin. The monastery is a magnificent example of medieval Armenian architecture that has been attracting increasing numbers of tourists.

Haghpat Monastery is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage List (1996).

The village lies on a dissected plateau, a large flat area dissected by deep "cracks" formed by rivers, including the river Debed. The villages of Sanahin and Akner, as well as a part of Alaverdi, lie in plain view on neighbouring sections of the plateau, however a steep and long descent to and ascent from the river is required to travel to them.

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Coordinates: 41°05′42″N 44°42′37″E / 41.09500°N 44.71028°E / 41.09500; 44.71028