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Armavir, Russia

En NameArmavir
Ru NameАрмавир
Map Label Positionleft
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Armavir (Krasnodar krai).png
Image FlagFlag Of Armavir (Krasnodar krai).png
HolidayThird Sunday of September
Federal SubjectKrasnodar Krai
Inhabloc CatCity
Urban Okrug JurArmavir Urban Okrug
Leader TitleHead
Leader NameSergey Geraschenko
Representative BodyCity Duma
Pop 2010census188897
Pop 2010census Rank96th
Pop 2002census193964
Pop 2002census Rank96th
Established Date1839
Postal Codes3529xx
Dialing Codes86137
DateMay 2010

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Armavir ( ) is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the left bank of the Kuban River. Population: 144,000 (1969). Armavir was formerly the second-largest industrial center of Krasnodar Krai, after Krasnodar.

The settlement was founded in 1839 by Cherkesogai Armenians as Armyansky aul ( ). It happened due to the strengthening of Islamic radicalism in mountain areas originally inhabited by the Cherkesogai, which motivated Christian Armenians to leave those settlements. It was renamed in 1848 in honor of the ancient capital of Armenia and was granted town status on January 18, 1914. During the Russian Civil War of 1918 1920, a number of brutal battles took place near the city. The Taman army's military campaign ended in Armavir in 1918. The Soviet authority was established in Armavir in March 1920. During World War II the city was occupied by the German Army. It was liberated by the Red Army in January 1943.

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