Arakül

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Coordinates: 39°26′16″N 46°59′51″E / 39.43778°N 46.99750°E / 39.43778; 46.99750

Arakül
Առաքել
Arakül is located in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Arakül
Arakül
Coordinates: 39°26′16″N 46°59′51″E / 39.43778°N 46.99750°E / 39.43778; 46.99750
Country De facto Nagorno-Karabakh
De jure Azerbaijan
Province
Rayon
Hadrut
Khojavend
Population (2005)
 • Total 106
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Arakül (Armenian: Առաքել Arakel) is a village in the Khojavend Rayon of Azerbaijan and Hadrut Province of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. During the Nagorno-Karabakh War, the village was occupied by the Armenian Army in 1993.

Etymology[edit]

According to legend, Arakel is named so because Thaddeus, the patron saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church, stayed here whilst preaching to the Armenians.

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