Armavir, Armenia

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Armavir

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The cultural palace (left) and town hall (right) at the Armavir central square
The cultural palace (left) and town hall (right) at the Armavir central square
Armavir is located in Armenia
Armavir
Armavir
Coordinates: 40°09′00″N 44°02′24″E / 40.15000°N 44.04000°E / 40.15000; 44.04000Coordinates: 40°09′00″N 44°02′24″E / 40.15000°N 44.04000°E / 40.15000; 44.04000
Country Armenia
MarzArmavir
Founded1931
City status1947
Area
 • Total8.51 km2 (3.29 sq mi)
Elevation
870 m (2,850 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total29,319
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AMT)
Postal code
0901-0918
Area code(s)(+374) 237
WebsiteOfficial website
Sources: Population[1]

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.[2] 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 | change source]

  1. 2011 Armenia census, Armavir Province
  2. (Armenian) Hakobyan, Tadevos Kh. (2007). Հայաստանի Պատմական Աշխարհագրություն (Historical Geography of Armenia). Yerevan: Yerevan State University Press. p. 133.