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Gyumri is the second largest city in Armenia, situated in the northwest part of the country, in Shirak region. Gyumri is about 126 km from the capital Yerevan. It has a territory of 3626 hectares. The first settlement at the location of modern-day Gyumri is believed to have been founded since ancient times. The evidence of this is the bronze items dating back to the II millennium BC which were found in the area of the "Soldier's Grave" during constructions in 1875. Metal bracelets and knives of XIX century B.C. were also found in 1908.  Some historians refer the previous name of the city Kumayri to Cimmerians. The most significant period of the development of the city was XIX century, when it became a part of Russia during the Russo-Persian War (1804–1813), i.e. much earlier than the Eastern Armenia. "Anush" opera by Armen Tigranyan was first performed at the theatre of Gyumri.

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  • Gyumri
  • Gyumri
  • Gyumri
  • Old Gyumri
  • The statue of Sharl Aznavur
  • The statue of Frunzik Mkrtchyan
  • The statue of Vardan Mamikonyan
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