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Haghpat Monastery is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage List (1996).
The village itself receives little benefit from these tourists and remains impoverished, with the majority of its residents keeping livestock and growing vegetables for food. Some residents are able to find work in the city of [[Alaverdi]], about 10 km from Haghpat, while others gather berries (mainly [[blackberry|blackberries]] and [[dogwood|Cornelian cherry dogwood]]) from the nearby forests and sell them. Water is gathered from the numerous mountain [[spring (hydrosphere)|spring]]s, which are abundant in the area.
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, Lori|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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