Armavir, Armenia

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Armavir
Արմավիր
Coordinates: 40°09′00″N 44°02′24″E / 40.15°N 44.04°E / 40.15; 44.04Coordinates: 40°09′00″N 44°02′24″E / 40.15°N 44.04°E / 40.15; 44.04
Country  Armenia
Marz Armavir Province
established 8th century BC
Population (2009)
 • Total 33,600

Armavir is a city in western Armenia. In 2008 there were 26,387 people. It is the capital of the Armavir Province. Armavir has had people from the 5th-6th millennium B.C.

Armavir was an old capital of Armenia. It is said to have been founded by King Aramais in 1980 BC King Argishti I of Urartu built a fortress in the area. He named it Argishtikhinili.[1] During Antiquity, Armavir was taken by the Seleucids, Parthians, Roman Empire, Sassanids and Byzantine Empire before it was taken over by the Arabs in 645.

References[change | edit source]

  1. (Armenian) Hakobyan, Tadevos Kh. (2007). Հայաստանի Պատմական Աշխարհագրություն (Historical Geography of Armenia). Yerevan: Yerevan State University Press. p. 133.