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Why is the city of Armenia in Colombia so named?

Why is the city of Armenia in Colombia so named?

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One of the medium-sized cities in present-day Colombia, with a population of around 300 thousand, is called Armenia. According to its Wikipedia entry, some people believe it was named in memory of the Armenian victims of the Hamidian massacres of 1894-97 and the genocide of 1915-23, but this cannot be true since the city's name was decided by a vote held on 30 November 1889, little more than a month after foundation and five years before the first-mentioned massacres began.

So how come this city in South America has exactly the same name as a country in the Caucasus?

According to wiki, another massacre of Armenians happened in Turkey during and before the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. Maybe, the town was named in the honour of that massacre, and afterwards, when greater Hamidian massacres happened, they eclipsed the earlier and less bloody actions and people started to repeat that Hamidian massacres were the reason of naming?

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