Aragatsotn is a province (marz) of Armenia. It is in the west of the country. The capital is Ashtarak. The name means "a foot of Aragats". During the Arsacid Dynasty of the Kingdom of Armenia, the region was part of the Ayrarat province. It was ruled by the Amatuni noble family with its capital at Oshakan.
Location of Aragatsotn within Armenia
|• Governor||Gagik Gyozalyan|
|• Total||2,753 km2 (1,063 sq mi)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+05|
|ISO 3166 code||AM.AG|
Aragatsotn's western edge forms part of Armenia's border with Turkey.
There are 3 urban communities and 111 rural communities.
- "RA Aragatsotn Marz" (PDF). Marzes of the Republic of Armenia in Figures, 2002-2006. National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia. 2007.