SHIRAK – the center of the region is GYUMRI – 125 km
SHIRAK region is situated in the North-Western part of Armenia, on the left bank of Akhurian river. Shirak region as the granary of Armenia, has always been characterized by agriculture.
Today it belongs to one of the most densely populated areas of Armenia. Though, the plateau is poor in wooded areas, but is famous for its rich spring waters and fertile soil. It has continental climate with cold winters and dry, warm summers. In the North of Shirak region rises the highest mountain of Armenia-Aragats. Shirak region is in a seismic risk zone of 8-9 grades by Richter scale. The center of the region is Gyumri, located in the center of Shirak Highland, at an altitude of 1550m above sea level. The length of Shirak valley where Gyumri is situated is about 35km. This valley borders upon Turkey and Iran.
|HISTORICAL MONUMENTS – LANDMARKS OF SHIRAK REGION|
|Gyumri | Tsak kar | Yererouyk | Harijavank | Lmbatavank | Mastara | Marmashen|