Ashtarak

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Ashtarak
Աշտարակ

Աշտարակ
Ashtarak as seen from across the gorge at the Church of Saint Sargis
Ashtarak as seen from across the gorge at the Church of Saint Sargis
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
Marz Aragatsotn Province
First mentioned 9th century
Government
 • Mayor Gagik Tamazyan
Elevation 1,110 m (3,640 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 21,600
Time zone GMT +4 (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) GMT+5 (UTC+5)
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.

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