Regional center Artashat (granted with the city status since 1961) is located 30 km far from Yerevan (10 km far from historic capital city Artashat).
The territory of the city is about 800 hectare. At the beginning of 2016 the population of the city was around 20.700 people.
The population in Artashat is ethnic Armenians who migrated from the Iranian cities of Khoy and Salmast after the Russo-Persian war (1828).
Artashat is home of working industry where especially we can distinguish food and drink production (fruits, vegetables recultivation and canning, distilled alcoholic beverages) as well as non-metal mining production (tile, brick and clay burnt structural productions natural stone facing material production).
In the economy of the city agriculture also plays an important role, where the main part is crop production.
There are 6 public schools, 7 state kindergartens, 3 music, art and sport schools, college, homeland studies museum, a drama theatre named after Amo Kharazyan, amusment park, sport complex, an art center named after Charles Aznavour.
In the area of Artashat used to be one unique residence from ancient centuries (BC 5th-4th centuries).
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