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/

 

Area: 2753 km²  Population: 131 700

Administrative center: Ashtarak

Sights: Byurakan observatory, Cyclopean Fortress, Lake Kari, Amberd Fortress, Tegher Monastery, Tomb of the Armenian kings IV century.

Distance from Yerevan to Ashtarak: 20 km

Geography: Mount Aragats (4090m), Tsakhkasar (2219 m), Irind (2050 m), Arteni (2047m) are extinct volcanoes. Kasagh and Gegharot are the main rivers in the province.

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Arteni volcano

Aragatsotn region is located at the western part of the country. The northern part of the province is dominated by the Aragats mountain range. At the northeast and the east, it approximates the mountains of Pambak and Tsaghkunyats respectively. Mount Aragats (4090 m.) is the highest peak of Aragatsotn and the Republic of Armenia. Aragatsotn is a major centre for ecotourism and the lovers of extreme tourism.

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Lake Kari

Source։  http://www.gov.am/am/regions/