Aragatsotn Province

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Aragatsotn
Արագածոտն
Province
Location of Aragatsotn within Armenia
Location of Aragatsotn within Armenia
Coordinates: 40°25′N 44°10′E / 40.417°N 44.167°E / 40.417; 44.167Coordinates: 40°25′N 44°10′E / 40.417°N 44.167°E / 40.417; 44.167
Country Armenia
Capital Ashtarak
Government
 • Governor Sargis Sahakyan
Area
 • Total 2,756 km2 (1,064 sq mi)
Area rank 5th
Population (2011)
 • Total 132,925
 • Rank 9th
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+04
Postal code 0201-0514
ISO 3166 code AM.AG
FIPS 10-4 AM01
Website aragatsotn.gov.am
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Aragatsotn (Armenian: Արագածոտն) is a province (marz) of Armenia. It is in the west of the country, and its capital is Ashtarak. The name means "a foot of Aragats" (the highest mountain of the Republic of Armenia). During the Arsacid Dynasty of the Kingdom of Armenia, the region was part of the Ayrarat province. It was ruled by the Amatuni noble family with its capital at Oshakan.

The region is primarily inhabited by Armenians but also holds a significant Yazidi Kurdish minority.

Aragatsotn's western edge forms part of Armenia's border with Turkey. It also borders the following marzer:

Aragatsotn also shares a small border with Yerevan in its southwest between its borders with Kotayk and Armavir.

Communities[edit]

The province of Aragatsotn consists of the following 114 communities (hamaynkner), of which 3 are considered urban and 111 are considered rural.[1]

Towns or urban communities[edit]

Image City (town) Province Founded Land area (km2) Population (2011 est.)
Aparan cropped.jpg Aparan Aragatsotn 2nd century (first mentioned) 3.5 6,700
P8252523 Ashtarak.JPG Ashtarak Aragatsotn 9th century (first mentioned) 7.5 20,800
Talin town.jpg Talin Aragatsotn 2nd century (first mentioned) 7 5,700

Villages or rural communities[edit]

Non-community villages[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "RA Aragatsotn Marz". Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002–2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007. 

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