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St. Hripsimeh Church

St. Hripsimeh Church

St. Hripsime Church in Echmiadzin, completed in 618, is one of the oldest surviving churches…

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Ararat Brandy Company

Ararat Brandy Company

Yerevan Brandy Company is almost as renowned a symbol of the Armenian capital as Mount…

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Tsiranavor Church (Ashtarak)

Tsiranavor Church (Ashtarak)

Tsiranavor, meaning apricot hue, was founded in V century. It’s a rectangular plan triple-nave basilica…

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Aragatsotn Region

 

Area - 2737 km 2

Population - 168100

Administrative Center - Ashtarak city

Distance from Yerevan to Ashtarak - 20 km

Lakes - Kari Lich, Lessing Lich, Mantsah, Aparan water reserv.

Rivers - Kasakh, Arkashen, Gegharot, Arzni

Highest Mountains - Aragats, Agravakar, Kakavasar

Big Cities - Ashtarak (adm. center), Aparan, Talin, Tsaghkahovit

 

Popular places and sights - Oshakan village, Amberd fortress, Saghmosavank and Ohanavank churches, Aparan water reservoir, Aragats mount, Byurakan Astrophysical observatory, Agarak settlement, Aruchavank Cathedral, Cathedral of Talin, Saint Gevork Monastery of Mughni, Saint MesropMashtots Cathedral, the churches of Spitakavor, Karmravor, Tsiranavor, Saint Mariane and Saint Sarkis in Ashtarak and many more.  Byurakan is also a place of historical monuments. There are "vishap" stone sculptures of mythical fish - guards of water, spread over slopes of mount Aragats.

Aragatsotn Region is located at the western part of the country and covers an area of 2,756 km². The capital and largest city of the province is the town of Ashtarak. The rural population of the province are 3 times bigger than the urban. Thus, the majority of the population are involved in agriculture, including farming and cattle-breeding. Being a major agricultural region, Aragatsotn contributes with 9.7% in the annual total agricultural product of Armenia.

 

 

 

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