Kotayk Province

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Kotayk

Կոտայք
Location of Kotayk within Armenia
Location of Kotayk within Armenia
Coordinates: 40°25′N 44°45′E / 40.417°N 44.750°E / 40.417; 44.750Coordinates: 40°25′N 44°45′E / 40.417°N 44.750°E / 40.417; 44.750
CountryArmenia
CapitalHrazdan
Government
 • GovernorKovalenko Shahgeldyan
Area
 • Total2,089 km2 (807 sq mi)
Area rank8th
Population
 (2002)
 • Total241,337
 • Rank6th
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+04
 • Summer (DST)UTC+05
Postal code
2201–2506
ISO 3166 codeAM.KT
FIPS 10-4AM05
Websitekotayk.gov.am

Kotayk or Kotaik is a province of Armenia. It is in the centre of the country. The capital is Hrazdan. It is best known for its world-renowned beer of the same name. Tourist towns are Garni and Geghard. Also the popular winter sports resort Tsakhkadzor is where Soviet Armenian physiologist Leon Orbeli was born.

There are 7 towns and 60 rural communities.