|Coordinates: 40°09′00″N 44°02′24″E / 40.15000°N 44.04000°ECoordinates: 40°09′00″N 44°02′24″E / 40.15000°N 44.04000°E|
|• Total||8.51 km2 (3.29 sq mi)|
|Elevation||870 m (2,850 ft)|
|• Density||3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (AMT)|
|Area code(s)||(+374) 237|
Armavir is a city in western Armenia. In 2008 there were 26,387 people. It is the capital of the Armavir Province. People have lived in Armavir since 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. 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]
- ↑ 2011 Armenia census, Armavir Province
- ↑ (in Armenian) Hakobyan, Tadevos Kh. (2007). Հայաստանի Պատմական Աշխարհագրություն (Historical Geography of Armenia). Yerevan: Yerevan State University Press. p. 133.