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Mastara

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Country  Armenia
Postal code  0511
Area  242 ha
Population  2,571 (2001)
Time zone  GMT+4 (UTC+4)
Elevation  1,745 m
Local time  Wednesday 12:46 AM
Marz province  Aragatsotn Province
Mastara
Weather  -2°C, Wind E at 6 km/h, 77% Humidity

Mastara (Armenian: Մաստարա) is a village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. The 5th-century Armenian Church of S. Hovhannes is situated in the northeastern half of the village, while the church of S. Stepanos Nakhava sits on a hilltop to the north. There is also the small medieval Tukh Manuk Church in the village to the southeast.

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Map of Mastara, Armenia

Etymology

The name Mastara is thought to be derived from the words mas, meaning "a piece", and tara, "I buried/took". This comes from the popular legend that Gregory the Illuminator brought back relics of John the Baptist from Caesaria, a fragment of which he enshrined beneath the Church of S. Hovhannes.

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Mastara Wikipedia


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