The Armenians established many Armenian places in their historical homelands, suchs as cities, castles, schools, Churches and hospitals. The Kings and local lords built fortresses in the mountains to protect strategic places from foreign invasions. The early Christians built Churches instead of pagan temples. Monks founded monasteries to develop the faith and culture. Patrons established networks of schools to provide the population with a solid education.
You can find many Armenian places named after rivers, lakes, mountains, Saints, Gods, kings or the historical founder (Hayk). Cities named after the home towns of the founders appear in different parts of Armenia.