SHIRAK

Area: 2643 km²  Population 361400

Administrative center:  Gyumri

Sights: Harichavank, Artik, Lmbatavank, Marmashen, Pemzashen.

Distance from Yerevan to Gyumri: 145 km

Geography: Akhuryan river, Tsokhamarg, Illi, Karkachun, Lake Arpa 22 km2.

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Marmshen

Shirak is located in the north-west of the country. Shirak is rich with tufa, pumice and limestone. The climate is characterized with extremely cold snowy winters and mild summers. Here is located the second largest reserves of water – the lake-reservoir Arpi.

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Gyumri

Source: http://www.gov.am/am/regions/