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Aparan water reservoir – photo-story

Aragats mountains nature
Aragats mountains nature

Mount Aragats (Armenian: Արագած) is a large andesitic-to-dacitic[2] stratovolcano in NW Armenia about 40 km NW of the capital city of Yerevan. It is the highest point in Armenia, located in the province of Aragatsotn, northwest from Yerevan. Located on its slopes are the Byurakan Observatory and the medieval Amberd Fortress. The observatory is a historically significant facility responsible for a number of important photographic surveys. Mount Aragats is a popular destination for tourists, especially in summer. (from Wikipedia)

Aparan mountains nature
Aparan mountains nature
Mountainus nature of Aragats, Aparan region
Mountainus nature of Aragats, Aparan region

The 4095-m-high main edifice of Aragats is dissected by glaciers and is of Pliocene-to-Pleistocene age. However, parasitic cones and fissures are located on all sides of the volcano and were the source of large lava flows that descended its lower flanks.

Aparan water reservoir
Aparan water reservoir
Aparan water reservoir
Aparan water reservoir

Aparan (Armenian: Ապարան, also known as Abaran; until 1935, Bash Aparan; formerly, Aparanbol, Aparan Verin, Aparanpol, Abaran Verin, P’araznavert, K’asakh, Kasagh, and K’asagh) is a town in Armenia, located in the Aragatsotn province, about 50 kilometers north-north-west of Yerevan. It has a mixed population of Armenians and Kurds, numbering 5,711 as of the 2001 census.[1]. The city was called Bash Aparan (Բաշ Ապարան; also Romanized as Bash Abaran, Pash Aparan, and Dash Abaron) until 1935. The inhabitants of Aparan, are known as Aparantsi (Ապարանցի). (from Wikipedia).

Aparan water reservoir
Aparan water reservoir
Aparan water reservoir
Aparan water reservoir - a great place for fishing
Bee-farm near the Aparan water reservoir
Bee-farm near the Aparan water reservoir

Photos by Vardan Papikyan