Azokh

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Coordinates: 39°37′14″N 46°58′42″E / 39.62056°N 46.97833°E / 39.62056; 46.97833

Azokh
Ազոխ
Azokh is located in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Azokh
Azokh
Coordinates: 39°37′14″N 46°58′42″E / 39.62056°N 46.97833°E / 39.62056; 46.97833
Country De facto Nagorno-Karabakh
De jure Azerbaijan
Province
Rayon
Hadrut
Khojavend
Elevation 686 m (2,251 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 795
Time zone AZT (UTC+5)

Azokh (Armenian: Ազոխ, Azerbaijani: Azıx) is a village in the Khojavend Rayon of Azerbaijan and Hadrut Province of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, and is situated on the small river Ishhanahet (Armenian: Իշխանագետ), near to the Azykh Cave.

Etymology[edit]

According to Shahen Mkrtchyan, the name of the village comes from the Armenian word, azokh which means unripe grapes. It is believed the Azeri name comes from the word azyh which means bear den.

History[edit]

Azokh was first mentioned in the fifth century during Vardan Mamikonian's rebellion against the Sasanian Empire in 451 and also during the Mongol invasions of Georgia and Armenia. During the Nagorno-Karabakh War, the village was occupied by the Armenian Army in 1993.

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