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Modern Artashat
Modern Artashat
Country  Armenia
Marz Ararat
Founded 176 B.C.
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
2,000 m (7,000 ft)
 • Total 25,300
 • Density 2,530/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4 (GMT+4)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+5 (GMT+5)
Website Artashat official website:
Sources: Population

Artashat is a city in Armenia. It is on Araks River. Artashat is the capital of Ararat Province. The name is from Iranian languages and means the "joy of Arta". It was founded by King Artashes I in 176 B.C. Artashat was the capital of the Kingdom of Armenia from 185 BC until 120 AD.

There are 25,300 people.

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