Burun is a village in the Zangezur uezd of the Ganja governorate, later in the former Gorus district, and currently in the Syunik province. The provincial centre lies 73 km to the north of the town of Gapan, and at a height of 1,700 m above sea level.

The settlement was integrated into the administrative area of Armenia following the establishment of the Zangezur uezd in Soviet Armenia on 31 August 1921. The village was initially inhabited by Azerbaijanis who left it after Armenians had been settled in the region.

The toponym was coined from the word “burun” used in Azerbaijani in the meaning of “a dry land forthcoming or extending towards the water”, “a mountainous, rocky part of the dry land indenting into the sea”, “a part of a mountain or rock protruding as a sharp angle”, as well as used in other Turkic languages as “a mountainous indention, a sandy range, a sandy hill”, “a branch of mountain isolated from the mountainous range, a tongue”.

By decision of the Armenian Parliament dated 4 July 2006, it was renamed “Akner”. 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 Syunik province.

Geographic coordinates: latitude: 39°32’ N., longitude: 46°18’ E.