Yeraskh

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Coordinates: 39°43′51″N 44°50′08″E / 39.73083°N 44.83556°E / 39.73083; 44.83556

Yeraskh
Երասխ
Yeraskh is located in Armenia
Yeraskh
Yeraskh
Coordinates: 39°43′51″N 44°50′08″E / 39.73083°N 44.83556°E / 39.73083; 44.83556
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Ararat
Population (2001)
 • Total 729
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC+5)

Yeraskh (Armenian: Երասխ, also Romanized as Eraskh; formerly, Arazdayan) is a town in the Ararat Province of Armenia. Yeraskh is the last town in Armenia at the border with Nakhichevan on what used to be the main road and rail connections between Nakhichevan and Azerbaijan proper. The rail line also was the only direct connection between the former USSR and Iran.

Commuter train in Yeraskh after arrival from Yerevan. Due to hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the border is closed and no trains are allowed to pass. This line, the only direct connection between the former USSR and Iran, is now almost out of use.

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