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 official website

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.[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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