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Sevanavank Monastery

Sevanavank Monastery

Sevanavank  is located on Sevan Lake peninsula in Gegharkunik Region. After artificial draining of Sevan…

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Martiros Saryan House-Museum

Martiros Saryan House-Museum

House-Museum of the great artist of the XX century-Martiros Sarian (1880-1972) was built in Yerevan…

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Museum of Wood Carving

Museum of Wood Carving

The Wood Carving Museum was founded in 1977 and contains 2,800 pieces acquired through donations…

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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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