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Ashtarak
Աշտարակ
From top left: Ashtarak town • Ashtarak bridge of 1664Karmravor Church • Saint Marianeh Church • Surp Sarkis ChurchHouse-museum of Perch Proshyan • the statue of Nerses Ashtaraketsi
From top left:

Ashtarak town • Ashtarak bridge of 1664
Karmravor Church • Saint Marianeh Church • Surp Sarkis Church
House-museum of Perch Proshyan • the statue of Nerses Ashtaraketsi
Official seal of AshtarakԱշտարակ
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Ashtarak is located in Armenia
Ashtarak
Ashtarak
Location in Armenia
Country  Armenia
Marz Aragatsotn
First mentioned 9th century
City status 1963
Area
 • Total 7.5 km2 (2.9 sq mi)
Elevation
1,110 m (3,640 ft)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total 18,834
 • Density 2,511/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4 (AMT)
Postal code
0201-0205
Area code(s) (+374) 232
Website Official website: http://ashtarak.am/
Sources: Population

Ashtarak is an industrial city in Armenia. It is on the left bank of Kasagh River. It is the capital of Aragatsotn Province. There are 21,600 people.

Karmravor Church
Karmravor Church, 7th century

Ashtarak is one of the oldest cities of Armenia. It was formed in the 9th century and reconstructed in the 17th century.

An interesting sight is an unusual bridge that crosses the Kasagh River. It was built in 1664. It has three arches that are unequal in size.

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