Aragatsotn - is a province in the state of the Great Hayk. It has included Hoktemberyanís Echmiadzinís Ashtarakís nowdays spheres, and a part of Talinís and Nairiís spheres(3050km2). It was called Votn Aragatso. Amenian capitals Armavir and Vagharshapat were there, too. Vardgessavan settlement has been based on in Aragatsotn,too,which on the daysí of Vagarshak A king (117-140) was renaimed Vagarshapat, becoming the capital of the Great Hayk .
Now days region of Aragatsotn has inherited its name from province Aragatsotn of Ajrarat.
The territory of the region is 27 square kilometre, the population is 141000 people, the centre is town Ashtarak.
The geographical significance of the region is that, it is situated between the capital city of Yerevan and the highest mount Aragats.
The natural conditions are various. The lowest point is 950m. but the highest is 4090m.
There are not only natural, but many historical and architectural monuments, too.
On the territory of the region many constructions of the Middle Ages are spread. They are either standing or destroyed position.
Near the centre of the region, in the village Oshakan the grave of St. Mesrop Mashtots, who originated armenian letters. That place has been as a sacred place, for ages.