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Kumayri was a significant and quite-developed urban settlement during the Middle Ages.
According to the Armenian scholar Ghevond the Historian, the town was a centre of the Armenian rebellion led by Artavazd Mamikonian against the Islamic Arab Caliphate, between 733 and 755.
Following independence, the original name Kumayri was used until 1992, when Gyumri was chosen as the name of the city.
During the first half of the 18th century, Kumayri became part of the Erivan Khanate under the rule of the Afsharid dynasty and later under the Qajar dynasty of Persia.
Gyumri is the seat of the Diocese of Shirak of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
The area of modern-day Gyumri was known as Kumayri during the period of the Kingdom of Urartu.
After 2 centuries of Islamic rule over Armenia, the Bagratids declared independence in 885 establishing the Bagratid Kingdom of Armenia.
Kumayri entered e new era of growth and progress, particularly when the nearby city of Ani became the capital of the kingdom in 961.