Varagavank was an Armenian monastery on the slopes of Mount Erek, 9 km southeast of the city of , in eastern . The monastery was founded in the early 11th century by Senekerim-Hovhannes Artsruni, the Armenian King of Vaspurakan, on a preexisting religious site.

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is a district and town in , . is situated 9 km northwest of Varagavank.

is a mostly Kurdish-populated city in eastern 's , located on the eastern shore of . Photo: Bahoz, CC BY-SA 3.0.


38.45° or 38° 26' 59.8" north
43.4614° or 43° 27' 41" east
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Also Known As

  • Armenian: Վարագայ վանքի Ս․ Սոֆիա եկեղեցի
  • Armenian: Վարագավանք
  • Dutch: Varagavank
  • Esperanto: Varagavank
  • French: Varagavank
  • German: Varagavank
  • Kurdish: Heftdêr
  • Persian: واراگاوانک
  • Russian: Варагаванк
  • Serbian: Варагаванк
  • Turkish: Yedi Kilise
  • Վարագայ Վանք

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