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Karmravor Church (Ashtarak)

Karmravor Church (Ashtarak)

Karmravor is located at Ashtarak on the northeast side of town. The exact date of…

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Karahunj

Karahunj

Situated in the region of Syunik, the megalithic creation of Bronze Age tombs and more…

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Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin)

Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin)

Vagharshapat is one of the historical capitals of Armenia and the spiritual center of all…

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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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