Saralanj is a small village in Shirak region. It is situated in the northwestern foothills of Mt. Aragats and is about 5 km away from the regional center of Artik. The winters last 5-6 months with a lot of snow and strong winds. This hillside village was founded by people from Kars, Karin and Mush after the Russo-Turkish war from 1828-1829. Currently, the village has a population of 1,300 and 350 households. The village is rich with architectural monuments dating back to the 5th century. Agriculture is the main source of income.