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Artashat

Արտաշատ
From top left: View of Artashat • Statue of King Artaxias IApricot farms  • Surp Hovhannes ChurchWorld War II memorial • Downtown Artashat
From top left:

View of Artashat • Statue of King Artaxias I
Apricot farms  • Surp Hovhannes Church
World War II memorial • Downtown Artashat
Country  Armenia
Marz Ararat
Founded 1945
Area
 • Total 18.3 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Elevation
830 m (2,720 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total 22,269
 • Density 1,217/km2 (3,152/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4 (AMT)
ZIP
0701-0706
Area code(s) +374 (235)
Vehicle registration 25
Website Official web
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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