Administrative divisions of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

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Provinces of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic: 1. Shahumyan; 2. Mardakert; 3. Askeran; 4. Martuni; 5. Hadrut; 6. Shusha; 7. Qashatagh.
Stepanakert not shown.

For the purposes of administration, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is divided into eight administrative divisions. Of these, seven are provinces, while Stepanakert, the country's capital, is granted special administrative status.[1]

The municipalities in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic are divided into 2 categories: urban communities and rural communities. Currently, there are 10 towns (urban) and 322 villages (rural) in the NKR.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Province Population (2013)[3] Area (km2) Centre
Stepanakert 52,310 25.66 -
Askeran 18,251 1,222 Askeran
Hadrut 13,163 1,877 Hadrut
Kashatagh 9,656 3,377 Berdzor
Martakert 20,185 1,795 Martakert
Martuni 23,888 951 Martuni
Shahumian1 3,521 1,830 Karvachar
Shushi 5,599 383 Shushi

1 Claimed by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic but partly under Azerbaijani control.

Azerbaijan divisions and claimed territories[edit]

Additional rayons of Azerbaijan are under Karabakh military control and are now part of the NKR: Lachin, Qubadli, Zangilan, Jabrayil, Kalbajar as well as parts of Agdam and Fizuli. On the other hand, the eastern ends of Martakert and Martuni are under Azerbaijani control, as is the whole of Shahumian.

Former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast
District (Rayon) Area (km2) Under NKR control (km2)  %
Askeran 928 928 100
Hadrut 679 679 100
Mardakert 1,705 1,305 76.5
Martuni 792 632 79.8
Shusha 280 280 100
NKAO 4,384 3,824 87.2
Rayons of Azerbaijan SSR other than in NKAO
southern part of Goranboy 558 0 0
Kalbajar 1,936 1,936 100
Lachin 1,835 1,835 100
Kubatli 802 802 100
Zangelan 707 707 100
Jebrayil 1,050 1,050 100
Fizuli 1,390 462 33.2
Aghdam 1,150 842 73.2
Azerbaijan 8,870 7,634 86.1

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