Area: 2096 km² Population: 279 700
Administrative center: Artashat
Sights: Artashat, Dvin, Khor Virap, Khosrov Forest reserve, the fortress-monastery Gevorg Marzpetuni, St. Stepanos church, Kakavaber, vishaps.
Distance from Yerevan to Artashat: 20 km
Geography: Ararat, Geghama Mountains, Khosrov Forest reserve.
Ararat Province is named after the historic Ayrarat province of Ancient Armenia. It is bordered by Turkey from the west and from there one can admire a beautiful view to Mount Ararat. The Khor Virap monastery is among the regular tourist destinations in Ararat Province. The ancient settlement Dvin is among the attractive site for archaeologists.
The province is home to many protected areas of nature including the Khosrov Forest State Reserve.
Urtsadzor, St. Karapet monastery