Population - 19,615
Region - Aragatsotn
Ashtarak, translated into English as “Tower,”is the administrative capital of Aragatsotn Region, spread out in and above the gorge of the Kasagh River. The city is endowed with old churches, interesting museums, and some ambitious restaurant,hotel,casino complexes suitable for lengthy carouses. From the highway, a left exit before the massive bridge winds down into Ashtarak, crossing via the lower bridge downstream.
Historically, the area of modern-day Ashtarak was part of the Aragatsotn canton of Ayrarat province of the ancient Kingdom of Armenia, the town is one of the oldest settlements in Armenia with many historical and cultural monuments that demonstrate the valuable patterns of Armenian architecture.