Theme Week Armenia – Ararat City

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Ararat City entrance from the M2 highway © Armineaghayan/cc-by-sa-4.0

Ararat City entrance from the M2 highway © Armineaghayan/cc-by-sa-4.0

Ararat is a town in the Ararat Municipality of the Ararat Province of Armenia, located on the YerevanNakhchivan highway, 42 km (26 mi) southeast of the capital Yerevan and 19 km (12 mi) south of the provincial centre Artashat. In the 2011 census, the population of the town was 20,235. As per the 2016 official estimate, the population is around 20,300.

The foundation of the Ararat cement plant was launched in 1927 within Soviet Armenia, accompanied by the construction of few residential apartments to accommodate the workers. In 1930, the settlement was officially formed as a labour accommodation area, while the cement plant gave its first production in 1933. In 1935, the settlement was enlarged with the inclusion of the surrounding rural areas. In 1947, it was officially named Ararat, after the nearby biblical Mountains of Ararat.

Ararat City in Armenia and Mount Ararat in Turkey in the background © Yves PICQ/cc-by-sa-4.0 Ararat City entrance from the M2 highway © Armineaghayan/cc-by-sa-4.0 Abovyan Street © Tadusj/cc-by-sa-4.0 Intersection of Akhpyur Serob and Aghasi Khanjyan Street © Tadusj/cc-by-sa-4.0 Intersection of Spandaryan and Shahumyan Street © Tadusj/cc-by-sa-4.0 Mount Ararat and the Araratian plain © Serouj Ourishian/cc-by-sa-4.0 World War II memorial in Ararat © Gohar.Karapetyan7/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Ararat City in Armenia and Mount Ararat in Turkey in the background © Yves PICQ/cc-by-sa-4.0
With the establishment of several industrial plants, Ararat was developed as a major industrial centre of the Armenian SSR, to become an urban-type settlement. Due to its rapid growth and the gradual increase of the population, Ararat was given the status of a town in 1962. In 1972, it became a city of Republican subordination.

After the independence of Armenia, Ararat was included within the Ararat Province, formed through the merger of Masis, Artashat and Ararat raions of the Armenian SSR, as per the 1995 administrative divisions’ law of Armenia.

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