🇦🇲 Goris (Գորիս) is a town and the centre of the urban community of Goris, in Syunik Province at the south of Armenia. Located in the valley of the Goris (or Vararak) River, it is 254 km from the Armenian capital Yerevan and 67 km from the provincial capital Kapan. Goris is the second-largest city in Syunik in terms of population. Goris is the seat of the Diocese of Syunik of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Goris is considered one of the most important historical and cultural sites of Armenia. It is often regarded as the cultural centre of Syunik. Because of this, it is a favored tourist destination for both local and foreign travelers and has a large number of hotels and inns.
Following the administrative reforms in 2016, the community of Goris was enlarged to include the surrounding villages of Akner, Bardzravan, Hartashen, Karahunj, Khndzoresk, Nerkin Khndzoresk, Shurnukh, Verishen, and Vorotan.
Goris City has a population of over 20,300 people. Goris City also forms part of the wider Syunik Province which has a population of over 141,771 people. Goris City is situated near Kapan.