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Province of the ancient kingdom of Armenia
189 BC–650 AD

• Artaxias I declaring himself independent
189 BC
650 AD 650 AD

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]


See also


  1. ^ Encyclopædia Iranica Online

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