Birali is a village in the Iravan uezd of the former Iravan governorate, later in the former Vedi (Ararat) district, and currently in the Ararat province. The other name of the village was Pirli. The provincial centre lies 43 km to the southeast of the town of Gamarli (Artashat), at a height of 1,815 m above sea level. It was marked as “Pirilar” in “The Iravan Province Comprehensive Data Book” dated 1590, as “Yukhari Pirli” in “The Iravan Province Review Book” dated 1728, and as “Birali” on the five-verst map of the Caucasus.

The toponym “Birali” is a modified form of the toponym “Pirilar/Pirli”. Given that the ancient name of the village was “Pirilar/Pirli”, one can come to a conclusion that the toponym was coined on the basis of the ethnonym “Pirilar/Pirli”.

The village was renamed “Lanjar” by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR dated 3 July 1968. According to the law “On the administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Armenia” dated 7 November 1995, it was integrated into the administrative area of the Ararat province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 39°49’ N., longitude: 44°59’ E.