Yuxarı Əskipara

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Coordinates: 41°03′58″N 45°01′24″E / 41.06611°N 45.02333°E / 41.06611; 45.02333

Yuxarı Əskipara
Վերին Ոսկեպար (Verin Voskepar)
Yuxarı Əskipara is located in Azerbaijan
Yuxarı Əskipara
Yuxarı Əskipara
Coordinates: 41°03′58″N 45°01′24″E / 41.06611°N 45.02333°E / 41.06611; 45.02333
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Qazakh
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Yuxarı Əskipara (also Okari-Eskipara, Yukhary Askipara; Armenian: Վերին Ոսկեպար Verin Voskepar – all meaning "Upper Askipara") is a destroyed village within the Tavush Marz of Armenia. It is an exclave of the Qazakh Rayon of Azerbaijan. The exclave is surrounded by Armenia and has been controlled by it since the Nagorno-Karabakh War which also included fighting in Qazakh. Today, the village is destroyed with only the foundations and some lower portions of the houses remaining.[1] A cemetery is intact as is a children's playground used by the residents of neighboring Voskepar. The Armenian army[citation needed] expelled its Azerbaijani population after it occupied the territory, which Armenia administers as part of its Tavush Province.

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