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
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Country Armenia
MarzAragatsotn Province
First mentioned9th century
Government
 • MayorGagik Tamazyan
Elevation1,110 m (3,640 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total21,600
Time zoneUTC+4 (GMT +4)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (GMT+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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