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Ararat Brandy Company

Ararat Brandy Company

Yerevan Brandy Company is almost as renowned a symbol of the Armenian capital as Mount…

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Geghard Cave Monastery

Geghard Cave Monastery

Geghard is one of the most visited sites in Armenia,located in nearby Garni Temple in…

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Gyumri

Gyumri

Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia and the administrative center of the Shirak…

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Bird Watching in Armenia

Bird Watching in Armenia

8 Days  from 414 EUR

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Secrets of Armenia

Secrets of Armenia

10 Days from 1032 USD

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Classic Tour to Armenia

Classic Tour to Armenia

10 Days from 442 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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