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St. Marineh Church

St. Marineh Church

St. Marine Church (1281) is located in Ashtarak town and was built in 1281 from brownish…

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Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat

The role of the Mount Ararat in Armenian culture goes back to times when Noah’s…

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Mount Aragats

Mount Aragats

Aragats is the highest peak of modern Armenia, located about 40 km (25 mi) NNW…

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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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