(till 1935 Davalu) is the native
village of former Armenian Defense Minister Vazgen Sargsian,
named Prime Minister in June 1999 and murdered along with the
whole parliamentary leadership on October 27, 1999 by a small
band of malcontents.
Sargsian's brother Aram, who
replaced him as Prime Minister, continues to live
there, as does his
Ararat on the main road is
(till 1946 Avshar Mets,
named after Suren Spandarian the professional revolutionary).
Before Surenavan a road leads W to the Armash
fishponds, which attract a remarkable profusion of exotic birds.