Martakert Province

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Coordinates: 40°12′37″N 46°48′33″E / 40.21028°N 46.80917°E / 40.21028; 46.80917

Martakert
Մարտակերտ
Province
Location of Martakert
Capital Martakert
Government
 • Governor Vladik Khachatryan
Area
 • Total 1,795 km2 (693 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 4th
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 20,185
 • Rank Ranked 3rd
 • Density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Website Martakert Province

Martakert (Armenian: Մարտակերտ, Russian: Мартакерт) is a province of the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Its territory is a de jure part of Azerbaijan, divided between the Tartar and Kelbajar rayons after Azerbaijan's abolition of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast in 1991. The Sarsang reservoir is located in this province.

Martakert province has 43 communities of which 1 is considered urban and 42 are rural.

Cultural sites[edit]

The Gandzasar monastery, the Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery and the 17th century Armenian monastery Yerits Mankants are located in this province. The Vankasar Monastery is just outside the town of Martakert. The archaeological site of the town of Tigranakert is also located here. Thought to have been founded in the 2nd-1st century B.C, it has been undergoing excavation since 2005. Some of the walls of the city, with Hellenistic-style towers, as well as Armenian basilica dating to fifth to seventh centuries have been uncovered.

Mardakert view
The Sarsang reservoir, in Mardakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

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