Azat, Armenia

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Coordinates: 40°11′N 45°52′E / 40.183°N 45.867°E / 40.183; 45.867

Azat
Ազատ
Azat is located in Armenia
Azat
Azat
Coordinates: 40°11′N 45°52′E / 40.183°N 45.867°E / 40.183; 45.867
Country Armenia
Marz (Province) Gegharkunik
Population (2001)
 • Total 165
Time zone   (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST)   (UTC+5)

Azat (Armenian: Ազատ, also Romanized as Azad; until 1935, Aghkilisa) is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The village has a heavily ruined 11th-century church and a pair of medieval khachkars. The village was the birthplace of the celebrated Azeri folklore poet Ashig Alasgar (Ashug Alesker) (1821-1926).[1]

All the ethnic Azeri inhabitants of Azat fled to Azerbaijan in 1988-89 during the course of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who is who (in Azerbaijani)