Yerevan Marks 2792th Anniversary

Performance staged at Erebuni fortress  (c) Artur Papyan for

The capital of Armenia marked its 2792 year of existence since Urartan king Argishti I conquered these lands and built the Erebuni fortress, which became today’s Yerevan.  Notably, Yerevan is about 30 years older than Rome!

A number of cultural and sports events were held in Yerevan today, which coincidentally, is the 10th day of 10th month of the twenty-10th year (10/10/10).

The celebrations, which started with an impressive show at Erebuni museum, attended by top government officials, including President Serzh Sargsyan and Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamian, will conclude with fireworks in central Republic Square.

History of Yerevan

Yerevan (Armenian: Երևան) is the capital and largest city of Armenia. It is one of the world’s oldest continuously-inhabited cities. Situated along theHrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country.

The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century B.C., with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC by king Argishti I at the western extreme of the Ararat plain.

After World War I, Yerevan became the capital of the Democratic Republic of Armenia as thousands of survivors of the Armenian Genocide settled in the area.

The city expanded rapidly during the 20th century as Armenia became one of the fifteen republics in the Soviet Union. In fifty years, Yerevan transformed from a town of a few thousand residents within the Russian Empire, to Armenia’s principal cultural, artistic, and industrial center, as well as becoming the seat of national government.

Yerevan has undergone major transformation in recent years as a number of major construction projects changed the face of the city.

Today, the modern appearance of new buildings, roads, restaurants, boutiques, living quarters give the city a modern, cosmopolitan appearance.

In 2009, the population of Yerevan was estimated to be 1,111,300 people, which is more than a third of Armenia’s population.

Source: Wikipedia


9 thoughts on “Yerevan Marks 2792th Anniversary

  1. jaaaaaaaaan im Yerevan
    I die for my Yerevan, I die for my REAL Armenians
    jaaaan im Hayer jan, dzez em mernem, mezanic lav@ ch’ka
    Hay enq eli, ba menq urish enq, hom zorov chi
    ay im Hayer jan, dzez hamar em yergum
    Yerevan darcac im Ereeeeeebuuuuuuniiiiii

    Also, I will like to note how we REAL Armenians (in Armenia and/or abroad) are celebrating our independence and birth of our glorious beautiful capital, yet FAKE Armenians don’t celebrate either independence and/or the capital of Armenia. They are hell bent on only genocide revenge 24-7, as well as enjoying to celebrate arab, turkish, persian, russian, american national holidays. Imagine, claiming an identity of one country, but enjoying celebrating others. Yep, that’s FAKE Armenians for you. They [edited by moderator] of the nations that they originate from, basically pissing on the REAL homeland, then we wonder why arabs, turks, persians, russians, europeans, and americans always say to Armenians….”you bow down to us, we don’t bow down to you”. Well, this real Armenian who posted this comment DOES NOT BOW DOWN TO ANYONE, but to his own people & homeland….jaaan mer HAYASTAN u kecceh mer anush Hayutyan !!!!!

    • Andranik, thank you for your comment, I really appreciate and in many cases agree with what you say, but please mind your language!

  2. ay txa, I dont know what “language” you referring to
    I didn’t use any profanity in my comment

  3. vay ara, there was nothing, please dont edit my comments
    hele this 2nd time I’m asking you. so long as I don’t post any severe profanity, then you dont have reason to edit. I have freedom of speech to express my opinions & views, whether it is respectful or not, I have that humane freedom. As long as I am not using F-bombs and S-bombs or whatever bombs, then you should not edit my comments. cavt tanem

  4. ay im aper jan, misht qo cavt tanem, du ayl im axpern es, janit mernem
    please blog about the Armenian civilian collecting firewood in Tutujur who was captured by azerGAYjan and hanged to death. We need to spread this story. This now makes 10 of our men murdered by hands of azeri in less than 30 days, 9 along border skirmishes and 1 by capture. This is becoming epidemic again.

  5. @Adrineh
    You claim to be Armenian and blog about my homeland and you sit there to dare post your question on how many have us Armenians killed our enemies??? WoW, you got some big balls to question the motives of Armenians. Hows about you approach those kextot anasun bozi lakot azeri mazeris and ask them WHY WOULD THEY WANT TO KILL ARMENIANS and DELETE ARMENIA???? So long as azeris want to delete us Hays, we will continue to delete them, and we REAL Armenians have every justification for any & all retaliations. Also, your question seems to secretly instigate that you are ANTI-Armenian. I wonder how a jew would reply if you asked them that same question regarding their enemies or how the irish & scotts would reply about the english….an EY E for an EYE !

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