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Artashat
Արտաշատ
Modren Artashat
Artashat  Արտաշատ is located in Armenia
Artashat  Արտաշատ
Artashat
Արտաշատ
Coordinates: 39°57′14″N 44°33′02″E / 39.95389°N 44.55056°E / 39.95389; 44.55056
Kintra  Armenie
Marz Ararat
Foondit 176 B.C.[1]
Government
 • Mayor Gagik Muradyan
Area
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 2,000 m (7,000 ft)
Population
 • Total 25,300
 • Density 2,530/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) GMT+5 (UTC+5)
Website Artashat official website
Sources: Population [2]

Artashat (Armenie: Արտաշատ‎; Hellenisit as Artaxata: Greek: Ἀρτάξατα), is a ceety on Araks River in the Ararat valley, 30 km sootheast o Yerevan. Being ane o the auldest ceeties o Armenie, Artashat is the caipital o Ararat Province. Modren Artashat is situatit on the Yerevan-Nakhichevan-Baku an Nakhichevan-Tabriz railwa an on Yerevan-Goris-Stepanakert heich-gate. The name o the ceety is derived frae Iranian leids an means the "joy o Arta".[1][3] Foondit bi Keeng Artashes I in 176 B.C., Artashat servit as the caipital o the Kinrick o Armenie frae 185 BC till 120 AD, an wis kent as the "Vostan Hayots" or "court" or "seal o the Armenies."[1]

Present-day Artashat is a mid-sizit ceety an haes a population o 25,300 fowk. It is locatit 5 km northwast frae historical Artashat.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hewsen, Robert H. Artaxata. Iranica. Accessed February 25, 2008.
  2. Armstats:Population
  3. (Armenie) Tiratsyan, Gevorg. «Արտաշատ» (Artashat). Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia. vol. ii. Yerevan: Armenian Academy of Sciences, 1976, pp. 135-136.
  4. Artashat urban community