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Amberd Fortress

Amberd Fortress

Amberd fortress is located on the slope of the Mount Aragats in Aragahtsotn Region. It…

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Dendropark Stepanavan

Dendropark Stepanavan

The park was established in 1931 by a Polish forestry-Engineer Edmon Leonovich. For the first…

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Saghmosavank Monastery

Saghmosavank Monastery

Saghmosavank is located on the edge of the Kasakh river gorge in Aragatsotn Region. The…

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Shirak Region

 

Area - 2038 km 2

Population - 361400

Administrative Center - Gyumri

Distance from Yerevan to Gyumri -155 km

Lakes – Lake Arpi, Arpa,

Rivers –Akhurian, Yeghnajur, Karmrajur, Elal

 

Popular places and sights - Sev Berd fortress, Yererouk Basilica, Harichavank Monastery, Marmashen Monastery, Church of the Holy Saviour (Gyumri), Cathedral of the Holy Mother of God (Gyumri), YotVerk.

The Region of Shirak is located in the north-west of the country with Gyumri administrative center as the second largest city of Armenia. The Akhuryan valley is home to many ancient human settlements dating back to 9000 BC. The region has been settled from the early Stone Age. The fertile Shirak plain is the largest producer of grains and potato in Armenia. The irrigation system in the province is highly developed.

 

 

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