Location of Kotayk within Armenia
|• Governor||Kovalenko Shahgeldyan|
|• Total||2,086 km2 (805 sq mi)|
|• Density||120/km2 (320/sq mi)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+05 (UTC)|
|ISO 3166 code||AM.KT|
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Kotayk or Kotaik (Armenian: Կոտայք, Armenian pronunciation: [kɔˈtɑjkʰ]) is a province (marz) of Armenia. It is located in the centre of the country. Its capital is Hrazdan. It is also home to the highly frequented tourist destinations Garni and Geghard and the popular winter sports resort Tsakhkadzor.
Kotayk is the only marz that does not border any foreign countries. It borders the following marzer (provinces):
In the southwest, between its borders with Ararat and Aragatsotn, Kotayk also shares a border with Yerevan.
The province of Kotayk consists of the following 67 communities (hamaynkner), of which 7 are considered urban and 60 are considered rural.
Towns or urban communities
|Image||City (town)||Province||Founded||Land area (km2)||Population (2011 est.)|
|Tsaghkadzor||Kotayk||574 (first mentioned)||4||1,600|
|Yeghvard||Kotayk||6th century (first mentioned)||7||12,400|
Villages or rural communities
- "RA Kotayk Marz". Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002–2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007.
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia