Independence Square, Gyumri

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Independence Square
Native name
Armenian: Անկախության Հրապարակ
Independence Square, Gyumri.jpg
The statue of the "Armenian Girl" at the centre of the Independence Square with the former textile factory in the background
LocationGyumri, Armenia
Area15,625 m²
Built1940s (completed)
Architectural style(s)Neoclassical
Governing bodyGyumri City Council

Independence Square (Armenian: Անկախության Հրապարակ Ankakhutyan Hraparak) is a large square at the centre of Gyumri city, Armenia. It is the second square of the city after the central Vartanants Square. The square is intersected by the streets of Khrimian Hayrik, Garegin Nzhdeh, Alex Manoogian, Sayat Nova Avenue and Tigranes the Great Avenue. It has a shape of square (125 by 125 meters) and was completed during the 1940s, after World War II.

The Independence Square of Gyumri was known as the Lenin square during the Soviet years. It was severely damaged during the 1988 earthquake. With the independence of Armenia in 1991, the square was renamed with its current name.[1]

The independence square is mainly occupied by a large green park, centred with the statue of the Armenian Girl raising a cross, commemorating the victims of the 1988 Armenian earthquake.

Buildings around the square[edit]



Coordinates: 40°47′33″N 43°50′49″E / 40.79250°N 43.84694°E / 40.79250; 43.84694