Area: 2076 km² Population 257400
Administrative center: Hrazdan
Sights: Garni, St. Virgin church in Eghvard, Geghard monastery, Bjni Fortress, Kecharis monastery.
Distance from Yerevan to Hrazdan: 55 km
Geography: Gegham mountain range.
Kotayk region is located at the central part of the country. In the province are located many ancient landmarks and tourist attractions in Armenia including the 1st-century Temple of Garni, the medieval Bjni Fortress, 11th-century Kecharis monastery and the 13th-century monastery of Geghard. Kotayk is also home to the popular winter sports resort and the spa-town of Tsaghkadzor and Aghveran mountain resort.