Verin Artashat

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Coordinates: 40°00′02″N 44°35′06″E / 40.00056°N 44.58500°E / 40.00056; 44.58500

Verin Artashat
Վերին Արտաշատ
Norashen (left) and Verin Artashat (right) as seen from the ruins of Dvin.
Norashen (left) and Verin Artashat (right) as seen from the ruins of Dvin.
Verin ArtashatՎերին Արտաշատ is located in Armenia
Verin ArtashatՎերին Արտաշատ
Verin Artashat
Վերին Արտաշատ
Coordinates: 40°00′02″N 44°35′06″E / 40.00056°N 44.58500°E / 40.00056; 44.58500
Country Armenia
Province Ararat
Government
 • Mayor Ashot Ghazaryan
Area
 • Total 7.85 km2 (3.03 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 4,270
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)

Verin Artashat (Armenian: Վերին Արտաշատ; formerly known as Verkhniy Artashat, literally means Upper Artashat), is a village in the Ararat Province of Armenia. It sits adjacent to the ruins of the ancient city of Dvin.

In addition to Armenians, the town is also populated by a significant number of Yazidis, being home to the largest Yazidi community among the villages of Armenia.

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