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.
The province of Aragatsotn consists of the following 114 communities (hamaynkner), of which 3 are considered urban and 111 are considered rural.
Towns or urban communities 
Villages or rural communities 
See also 
- ^ "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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