Martuni Province

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For the capital of this province, see Martuni (town); for the town in Gegharkunik province, Armenia, see Martuni, Armenia; for the village in Shamkir Rayon, Azerbaijan, see Martuni, Azerbaijan; for the rayon of NKAO, see Martuni Rayon (NKAO).
Location of Martuni
Capital Martuni
 • Governor Nelson Soghomonyan
 • Total 951 km2 (367 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 6th
Population (2013)
 • Total 23,888
 • Rank Ranked 2nd
 • Density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Website Martuni Province

Martuni (Armenian: Մարտունի) is a province of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. It consists of the branch of Nagorno-Karabakh which juts out farthest to the east, almost reaches Stepanakert on the west, and goes a little past Karmir Shuka on the south. The western half has many hills and small mountains, full of small villages, while the eastern half is very flat, with fewer villages, and the larger regional center of Martuni. The farthest parts to the east remain under the control of Azerbaijan. Historically, this area was also known as Myus Haband and Varand.

In 1991 the parliament of Azerbaijan abolished Martuni rayon, incorporating its territory into the neighbouring Azerbaijani rayon of Khojavend.

Martuni province has 36 communities of which 1 is considered urban and 35 are rural.

Sites of Interest[edit]

  • Aghchekaberd, the "Fortress of the Young Girl" (Աղջկաբերդ in Armenian)
  • Town of Martouni
  • 2,000-year-old plane tree near the village of Sekhtorashen (Սխտորաշէն in Armenian)
  • Nahataki Berd, "Martyr's Fortress" (Նահատակի Բերդ in Armenian)
  • Amaras Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Greater Armenia

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