Ashtarak

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Ashtarak
Աշտարակ
From top left: Ashtarak town • Ashtarak bridge of 1664 Karmravor Church • Saint Marianeh Church • Surp Sarkis Church House-museum of Perch Proshyan • the statue of Nerses Ashtaraketsi
From top left:

Ashtarak town • Ashtarak bridge of 1664
Karmravor Church • Saint Marianeh Church • Surp Sarkis Church
House-museum of Perch Proshyan • the statue of Nerses Ashtaraketsi
Official seal of Ashtarak Աշտարակ
Seal
Ashtarak Աշտարակ is located in Armenia
Ashtarak Աշտարակ
Ashtarak
Աշտարակ
Coordinates: 40°17′51″N 44°21′42″E / 40.29750°N 44.36167°E / 40.29750; 44.36167Coordinates: 40°17′51″N 44°21′42″E / 40.29750°N 44.36167°E / 40.29750; 44.36167
Country Armenia
MarzAragatsotn
First mentioned9th century
City status1963
Government
 • MayorTovmas Shahverdyan
Area
 • Total7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Elevation
1,110 m (3,640 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total18,834
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AMT)
Postal code
0201-0205
Area code(s)(+374) 232
WebsiteOfficial website
Sources: Population[1]

Ashtarak is an industrial city in Armenia. It is on the left bank of Kasagh River. It is the capital of Aragatsotn Province. There are 21,600 people.

Karmravor Church, 7th century

Ashtarak is one of the oldest cities of Armenia. It was formed in the 9th century[2] and reconstructed in the 17th century.

An interesting sight is an unusual bridge that crosses the Kasagh River. It was built in 1664. It has three arches that are unequal in size.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2011 Armenia census, Aragatsotn Province" (PDF). armstat.am. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. Armstats:Aragatsotn Marz