Artashat

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Artashat
Արտաշատ
Modern Artashat
Coordinates: 39°57′14″N 44°33′02″E / 39.95389°N 44.55056°E / 39.95389; 44.55056Coordinates: 39°57′14″N 44°33′02″E / 39.95389°N 44.55056°E / 39.95389; 44.55056
Country  Armenia
Marz Ararat
Founded 176 B.C.[1]
Government
 • Mayor Gagik Muradyan
Area
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 2,000 m (7,000 ft)
Population
 • Total 25,300
 • Density 2,530/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) GMT+5 (UTC+5)

Sources: Population [2]

Artashat is a city in Armenia. It is on Araks River. Artashat is the capital of Ararat Province. The name is from Iranian languages and means the "joy of Arta".[1][3] It was founded by King Artashes I in 176 B.C. Artashat was the capital of the Kingdom of Armenia from 185 BC until 120 AD.

There are 25,300 people.

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hewsen, Robert H. Artaxata. Iranica. Accessed February 25, 2008.
  2. Armstats:Population
  3. (Armenian) Tiratsyan, Gevorg. «Արտաշատ» (Artashat). Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia. vol. ii. Yerevan: Armenian Academy of Sciences, 1976, pp. 135-136.