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Zvartnots Cathedral

Zvartnots Cathedral

Zvartnots Cathedral is located not far from the Etchmiadzin Cathedral in the Armavir Region. The…

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Ancient Artashat

Ancient Artashat

Artashat is a town in Armenia and the administrative center of the Ararat Region. It…

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Kirants-Samson Gorge

Kirants-Samson Gorge

The area consists of hilly slopes covered with broad-leaf forests interspersed with open glades of…

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Ararat Region

 

Area - 1995 km 2

Population - 311400

Administrative Center - Artashat City

Distance from Yerevan to Artashat -  29 km

Lakes - Sev Lich, Azat water reserv., Armush, Vanki Lich, Karalich

Rivers - Araks (Arax), Azat, Hrazdan, Yotnakunk

Highest Mountains - Yeranos, Kotuts, Vishapasar

Big Cities - Artsahsat (adm. center), Ararat town, Vedi, Masis

 

Popular and interesting sights - archaeological sites of ancient Dvin, Artashat  and Kakavaberd fortress, Khosrov national park (Khosrov forest), KhorVirap Monastery.

The history of today’s Artashat city goes back as early as the 176 BC, when the Armenian King ArtashesI  founded the city in the Vostan Hayots canton. According to the the century  Armenian History Movses Khorenatsi, Artashes liked the position of the hills which was the location of the confluence of the Yeraskh and Metsamor rivers. The Greek historians Plutarch and Strabo give in their accounts the version that the city Artashat was built and developed on the advice of the Carthaginian general Hannibal.

 

 

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