Kotayk Province

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Location of Kotayk within Armenia
Location of Kotayk within Armenia
Coordinates: 40°25′N 44°45′E / 40.417°N 44.750°E / 40.417; 44.750Coordinates: 40°25′N 44°45′E / 40.417°N 44.750°E / 40.417; 44.750
Country Armenia
Capital Hrazdan
 • Governor Kovalenko Shahgeldyan
 • Total 2,086 km2 (805 sq mi)
Area rank 8th
Population (2011)
 • Total 254,397[1]
 • Rank 4th
Time zone UTC+04
Postal code 2201–2506
ISO 3166 code AM.KT
FIPS 10-4 AM05
Website kotayk.gov.am

Kotayk(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.[2]

Towns or urban communities[edit]

Image City (town) Province Founded Land area (km2) Population (2011 census)
Abovyan city, Armenia.JPG Abovyan Kotayk 1963 11 43,495
Byureghavan, view from the town.jpg Byureghavan Kotayk 1945 4 9,513
Charentsavan town1.jpg Charentsavan Kotayk 1947 5 20,363
Hrazdan town, 2013.jpg Hrazdan Kotayk 1959 22 41,875
Nor Hachen, Armenia, Church of the Holy Saviour.jpg Nor Hachen Kotayk 1953 2.3 9,307
Tsarghgadzor summer06.jpg Tsaghkadzor Kotayk 574 (first mentioned) 4 1,256
Yeghvard skyline.jpg Yeghvard Kotayk 6th century (first mentioned) 7 11,672

Villages or rural communities[edit]

Non-community villages[edit]


  1. ^ Kotayk population, 2011 census
  2. ^ "RA Kotayk Marz" (PDF). Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002–2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007. 


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