Artashat, Armenia

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Artashat

Արտաշատ
From top left: View of Artashat • Statue of King Artaxias I Apricot farms  • Surp Hovhannes Church World War II memorial • Downtown Artashat
From top left:

View of Artashat • Statue of King Artaxias I
Apricot farms  • Surp Hovhannes Church
World War II memorial • Downtown Artashat
Artashat is located in Armenia
Artashat
Artashat
Coordinates: 39°57′14″N 44°33′02″E / 39.95389°N 44.55056°E / 39.95389; 44.55056
Country Armenia
MarzArarat
Founded1945
Area
 • Total18.3 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Elevation
830 m (2,720 ft)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total22,269
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AMT)
ZIP
0701-0706
Area code(s)+374 (235)
Vehicle registration25
WebsiteOfficial web
Sources: Population[1]

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".[2] 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 | change source]

  1. 2011 Armenia census, Ararat Province
  2. (Armenian) Tiratsyan, Gevorg. «Արտաշատ» (Artashat). Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia. vol. ii. Yerevan: Armenian Academy of Sciences, 1976, pp. 135-136.