Artashat is a town and urban municipal community in Armenia. It serves as the administrative centre of Ararat Province, which is in Armenia. In the Ararat plain, it's 30 km southeast of Yerevan. It's on the Araks River, next to the river. Artashat was built by the Soviet government of Armenia in 1945. It was named after the nearby ancient city of Artashat, which was also built by the Soviet government.
Yerevan-Nakhchivan-Baku railway and the highway from Yerevan to Goris and Stepanakert go through the modern Artashat. It is also on the Yerevan to Goris and Stepanakert highway. The name of the city comes from Iranian languages. It means "the joy of Arta." It was built by King Artashes I in 176 BC, and it was the capital of the Kingdom of Armenia from 185 BC to 120 AD. It was called the "Vostan Hayots" or "court or seal of the Armenians."
When you go to the town of Artashat, it is about 8 kilometres (5.0 miles) away from the city of Artashat. There were 22,269 people in Artashat in 2011. As of 2016, the town has a population of 18,700 people.
The modern city of Artashat is about 8 km north of the ancient city of Artashat, so it's not far from each other. King Artashes was the first ruler of the Artaxiad Dynasty in the ancient Kingdom of Armenia. The name of the city itself is named after him. The name of the city comes from Iranian languages. It means "the joy of Arta." For more than two centuries, Armenia's capital was called "Vostan Hayots," which means "court/seal." It was built by King Artaxias I in 176 BC and served as the capital of the country from 185 BC to 120 AD.