Aragatsotn Province

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Aragatsotn
Արագածոտն
Province
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
Country Armenia
Capital Ashtarak
Government
 • Governor Gagik Gyozalyan
Area
 • Total 2,753 km2 (1,063 sq mi)
Area rank 5th
Population (2002)
 • Total 126,278
 • Rank 9th
 • Density 45.869/km2 (118.801/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+04
 • Summer (DST) UTC+05 (UTC)
Postal code 0201-0514
ISO 3166 code AM.AG
FIPS 10-4 AM01

Aragatsotn is a province (marz) of Armenia. It is in the west of the country. The capital is Ashtarak. The name means "a foot of Aragats". 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.

Aragatsotn's western edge forms part of Armenia's border with Turkey.

There are 3 urban communities and 111 rural communities.[1]

References[change | edit source]

  1. "RA Aragatsotn Marz". Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002-2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007. http://www.armstat.am/file/article/marz_07_e_24.pdf.