Location of Kotayk within Armenia
|• Governor||Kovalenko Shahgeldyan|
|• Total||2,086 km2 (805 sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||AM.KT|
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Kotayk (Armenian: Կոտայք, Armenian pronunciation: [kɔˈtɑjkʰ]), is a province (marz) of Armenia. It is located at the central part of the country. Its capital and largest city is Hrazdan. It is named after the Kotayk canton of the historic Ayrarat province of Ancient Armenia.
Kotayk is bordered by Lori Province from the north, Tavush Province from the northeast, Gegharkunik Province from the east, Aragatsotn Province from the west, and Ararat Province and the capital Yerevan from the south. Kotayk is the only province in Armenia that has no borders with foreign countries.
The province is home to many ancient landmarks and tourist attractions in Armenia including the 1st-century Temple of Garni, the medieval Bjni Fortress, 11th-century Kecharis Monastery and the 13th-century monastery of Geghard. Kotayk is also home to the popular winter sports resort and the spa-town of Tsaghkadzor and the mountain resort of Agveran.
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 census)|
|Tsaghkadzor||Kotayk||574 (first mentioned)||4||1,256|
|Yeghvard||Kotayk||6th century (first mentioned)||7||11,672|
Villages or rural communities
- Kotayk population, 2011 census
- "RA Kotayk Marz" (PDF). 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