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Armavir
Արմավիր
Country  Armenia
Marz Armavir Province
established 8th century BC
Population (2009)
 • Total 33,600
Website armavir.am

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. 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.

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