Armavir, Armenia

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Armavir
Արմավիր
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
Official seal of Armavir  Արմավիր
Seal
Armavir  Արմավիր is located in Armenia
Armavir  Արմավիր
Armavir
Արմավիր
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
Marz Armavir
Founded 1931
City status 1947
Area
 • Total 8.51 km2 (3.29 sq mi)
Elevation 870 m (2,850 ft)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 29,319
 • Density 3,445.2/km2 (8,923/sq mi)
Time zone AMT (UTC+4)
Postal code 0901-0918
Area code(s) (+374) 237
Website Official 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. (in Armenian) Hakobyan, Tadevos Kh. (2007). Հայաստանի Պատմական Աշխարհագրություն (Historical Geography of Armenia). Yerevan: Yerevan State University Press. p. 133.