Askeran (town)

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Coordinates: 39°56′12″N 46°49′58″E / 39.93667°N 46.83278°E / 39.93667; 46.83278

Ասկերան
Əsgəran

Askeran
General view of Askeran fortress
General view of Askeran fortress
ԱսկերանƏsgəran is located in Azerbaijan
ԱսկերանƏsgəran
Ասկերան
Əsgəran
Coordinates: 39°56′12″N 46°49′58″E / 39.93667°N 46.83278°E / 39.93667; 46.83278
Country De jure Azerbaijan
De facto Nagorno-Karabakh
Rayon
Province
Khojaly
Askeran
Population (2009)
 • Total 2,180
Time zone UTC (UTC+4)

Askeran (Armenian: Ասկերան, Azerbaijani: Əsgəran; also, Khachen) is a town in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and the administrative centre of the Askeran Province which is coextensive with Khojali Rayon of Azerbaijan.

History[edit]

Askeran fortress is situated in the southern suburb of the town. The fortress was built for defense of Shusha. The fortress was widely used during the Russo-Persian War.

In the 1988 in the clash in this city was one of the igniting points of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict resulting in Nagorno-Karabakh War.

The fortress of Askeran was renovated in 2002.

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