Ayrarat (Armenian: Այրարատ) was a province of the ancient kingdom Armenia. The main city was Oshakan. It is believed that the name Ayrarat is the Armenian equivalent of the toponym Urartu (Armenian: Արարատ, Ararat).[1]

Այրարատ
Province of the ancient kingdom of Armenia
189 BC–650 AD
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CapitalArtashat
History 
• Artaxias I declaring himself independent
189 BC
650 AD 650 AD

CantonsEdit

  • Shirak
  • Aragatsotn
  • Nig
  • Varazhnunik
  • Vostan Hayots
  • Vanand
  • Masyats-Votn
  • Kogovit
  • Basean
  • Bagrevand
  • Chakatk
  • Abeghyan
  • Havnunik
  • Arshanunik
  • Tsaghkotn
  • Arats
  • Urtsadzor
  • Vostan Dvna
  • Kotayk
  • Mazaz

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/ayrarat Encyclopædia Iranica Online

Coordinates: 39°55′00″N 44°43′00″E / 39.9167°N 44.7167°E / 39.9167; 44.7167