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Aragatsotn Province

For the village, see Aragatsotn (village).
Location of Aragatsotn within Armenia
Location of Aragatsotn within Armenia

Coordinates: 40°25′N 44°10′E / 40.417°N 44.167°E / 40.417; 44.167Coordinates: 40°25′N 44°10′E / 40.417°N 44.167°E / 40.417; 44.167{{#coordinates:40|25|N|44|10|E|region:AM_type:adm1st|| |primary |name=

Country Armenia
Capital Ashtarak
 • Governor Sargis Sahakyan
 • Total 2,756 km2 (1,064 sq mi)
Area rank 5th
Population (2011)
 • Total 132,925[1]
 • Rank 9th
Time zone UTC+04
Postal code 0201-0514
ISO 3166 code AM.AG
FIPS 10-4 AM01

Aragatsotn (Armenian: Արագածոտն, Armenian pronunciation: [ɑɾɑɡɑˈt͡sɔtən]), is a province (marz) of Armenia. It is in the west of the country, and its capital is Ashtarak. The name means "a foot of Aragats" (the highest mountain of the Republic of Armenia). During the Arsacid Dynasty of the Kingdom of Armenia, the region was part of the Ayrarat province. It was ruled by the Amatuni noble family with its capital at Oshakan.

The province is primarily inhabited by Armenians but also holds a significant Yazidi Kurdish minority.

Aragatsotn's western edge forms part of Armenia's border with Turkey. It also borders the following marzer:

Aragatsotn also shares a small border with Yerevan in its southwest between its borders with Kotayk and Armavir.


The province of Aragatsotn consists of the following 114 communities (hamaynkner), of which 3 are considered urban and 111 are considered rural.[2]

Towns or urban communities

Image City (town) Region Founded Land area (km2) Population (2011 census)
150px Aparan Aragatsotn 2nd century (first mentioned) 3.5 6,451
150px Ashtarak Aragatsotn 9th century (first mentioned) 7.5 19,615
150px Talin Aragatsotn 2nd century (first mentioned) 7 5,310

Villages or rural communities

Non-community villages

See also


  1. ^ Aragatsotn population, 2011 census
  2. ^ "RA Aragatsotn 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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