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 an outstanding and 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