Aragatsotn Province

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Aragatsotn

Արագածոտն
Location of Aragatsotn within Armenia
Location of Aragatsotn within Armenia
Coordinates: Coordinates: 40°25′N 44°10′E / 40.417°N 44.167°E / 40.417; 44.167
CountryArmenia
CapitalAshtarak
Government
 • GovernorGagik Gyozalyan
Area
 • Total2,753 km2 (1,063 sq mi)
Area rank5th
Population
(2002)
 • Total126,278
 • Rank9th
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+04
 • Summer (DST)UTC+05
Postal code
0201-0514
ISO 3166 codeAM.AG
FIPS 10-4AM01
Websitearagatsotn.gov.am

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 | change source]

  1. "RA Aragatsotn Marz" (PDF). Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002-2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007.