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Nikol Duman Museum

Nikol Duman Museum

The Nikol Duman House Museum and Ethnographic District are located in the picturesque village of…

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Sardarapat

Sardarapat

The Memorial is a memorial complex to the Battle of Sardarapat located in the village…

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Megerian Carpet Factory

Megerian Carpet Factory

Originally from Armenia, the Megerians established their rug trade business in the United States in…

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Photography & Jeep Tour

Photography & Jeep Tour

8 Days from 556 EUR

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Fascinating Mountains

Fascinating Mountains

7 Days from 561 EUR

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Bird Watching in Armenia

Bird Watching in Armenia

8 Days  from 414 EUR

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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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