Karki, Azerbaijan

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View of Tigranashen from the main north-south highway of Armenia
View of Tigranashen from the main north-south highway of Armenia
KarkiTigranashen is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 39°47′08″N 44°56′37″E / 39.78556°N 44.94361°E / 39.78556; 44.94361
Country Azerbaijan (Occupied by Armenia)
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Sadarak
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 the Nagorno-Karabakh War it has been controlled de facto by Armenia since May 1992, which administers it as part of Ararat Province. The main highway connecting northern Armenia with southern Armenia passes right by this village. Today, the village is mostly inhabited by Armenians both local and refugees from Azerbaijan.[1] It has been renamed Tigranashen by the Armenian government,[2] and its size is about 19 square kilometers.[3]

After the war, many of the former inhabitants of Karki resettled in a new village with the name of New Karki (Azeri: Yeni Kərki), created within the Kəngərli Rayon (region) of Azerbaijan.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brady Kiesling, Rediscovering Armenia, p. 30; original archived at Archive.org, and current version online on Armeniapedia.org.
  2. ^ Karki / Tigranashen exclave – Azerbaijan – Azerb.com
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

Coordinates: 39°47.3′N 44°57.0′E / 39.7883°N 44.9500°E / 39.7883; 44.9500