Tumanyan is a town in Lori Province , located 149 km north of the capital Yerevan, and 38 km north of the provincial centre Vanadzor. It is situated on the right bank of Debed river at a height of 810 meters above sea level. The nearby villages of Kober kayaran, Shamut, Lorut, Ahnidzor, Atan, Marts and Karinj are also part of the Tumanyan community.Tumanyan is located on the on M-6 Motorway that connects Yerevan with Tbilisi via Vanadzor.The Kober railway station operating since the 1950s is located on the left bank of Debed river, around 1 km northwest of Tumanyan.
As of the 2011 census, the population of Tumanyan is 1,710. Currently, the population of the town are mainly involved in agriculture and cattle-breeding. Many small industrial plants, such as food-processing, dairy products, garments and building materials production are also found in Tumanyan.
The 12th-century Armenian Monastery of Kobayr is located at the northern outskirts of Tumanyan. Many khachkars (cross-stones) are also found in the town, dating back to the 9th, 13th and 14th centuries. A ruined fortress known as Avanakar dating back to the 14th century is found at the southern outskirts of the town.