ARARAT

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.
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Khor Virap

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.

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Urtsadzor, St. Karapet monastery

Source։ http://www.gov.am/am/regions/