Tashir is a town located in Lori Province at the north of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. It is located 42 km north of the provincial centre Vanadzor and 154 north of the capital Yerevan. As of the 2011 census, the population of the town was 7,773.
Situated at the northern part of Lori plain, Tashir is located on the shores of Tashir river, at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level.The town is surrounded with black prairies, alpine meadows and many marshes. Mount Achkasar with a height of 3,196 meters, is located 25 km west of Tashir.
The area of modern-day Tashir was probably settled during the early Bronze Age. A cyclopean fortress, as well as an ancient cemetery dating back to the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC respectively are found near the town. The remains of a 10th-century church are also visible in the town.
The cheese factory of the town that produces the famous cheeses Lori and Chanakh, was one of the largest plants for dairy products in the Soviet Union.