Gai, Armenia

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Coordinates: 40°05′02″N 44°18′20″E / 40.08389°N 44.30556°E / 40.08389; 44.30556

Gai
Գայ
Gai is located in Armenia
Gai
Gai
Coordinates: 40°05′02″N 44°18′20″E / 40.08389°N 44.30556°E / 40.08389; 44.30556
Country Armenia
Province Armavir
Founded 1670s
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,594
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC)

Gai (Armenian: Գայ; until 1978, Khatunarkh) pronounced "guy", is a village in the Armavir Province of Armenia. It was founded in the 1670s, and named for the wife of Sefi Khan. In 1978, it was renamed in honor of a hero of the Russian Civil War, Hayk Bzhshkian, whose nom de guerre was "Gai".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiesling, Rediscoving KAMANDE, p. 40, available online at the US embassy to Armenia's website