View of Tigranashen from the main north-south highway of Armenia
|Country||Azerbaijan (Occupied by Armenia)|
|Time zone||AZT (UTC+4)|
|• Summer (DST)||AZT (UTC+5)|
Karki (also Kərki, Kiarki, Kyarki) or Tigranashen is de jure an exclave of Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Since May 1992 following the Nagorno-Karabakh War, it has been controlled de facto by Armenia, which administers the territory as part of its Ararat Province. The main highway connecting northern Armenia with southern Armenia passes right by the village, which is today mostly inhabited by Armenians, both locals and refugees from Azerbaijan. It has been renamed Tigranashen by the Armenian government after the ancient king Tigranes the Great, under whose reign the Kingdom of Armenia attained its greatest power. Its size is about 19 square kilometers.
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