an industrial city in Armenia, on the left bank of Kasagh River along the
gorge, approximately 20 km north-west of the capital Yerevan, at a height
of 1110 meters above sea level. It is the administrative capital of Aragatsotn
province. Ashtarak with 21,600 inhabitants, is an important crossroad of routes
for the Yerevan–Gyumri–Vanadzor rectangle.
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