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 Azerbaijani village in the Qazakh Rayon of Azerbaijan. It forms an exclave 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 expelled its Azerbaijani population after it occupied the territory, which Armenia administers as part of its Tavush Province.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Raffi Kojian (2001). Rediscovering Armenia: an archaeological/touristic gazetteer and map set for the historical monuments of Armenia. Tigran Mets. p. 69. ISBN 9993052280.