The city of Arabkir in Western Armenia is located to the right of the Euphrates River, between the towns of Akn and Kharberd, about 70 km north of Malatia. The location of the city is high and picturesque. It has a healthy air. It is watery, but there is little drinking water. It is known for its fruits, especially grapes. There are silver mines near Arabkir. A significant part of the inhabitants were engaged in agriculture -growing cotton, fruit orchards and silkworms. Arabkir is one of the centers of Armenian writing. Several manuscripts were written here in the XV-XVII centuries. Along with the Armenians of hundreds of other settlements in Western Armenia, the Armenians of Arabkir were also subjected to deportation and extermination by Turkish pogromists, and many quarters of the city were completely destroyed.