Agdam District

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Ağdam
Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Agdam Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Agdam Rayon
Coordinates: 39°59′01″N 46°55′43″E / 39.98361°N 46.92861°E / 39.98361; 46.92861Coordinates: 39°59′01″N 46°55′43″E / 39.98361°N 46.92861°E / 39.98361; 46.92861
Country Azerbaijan - Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Western Region only)
Capital Alibeili
Area
 • Total 1,150 km2 (440 sq mi)
Population (2009 census)
 • Total 175,600
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Postal code 0200
Telephone code (+994) 26[1]

Agdam (Azerbaijani: Ağdam) is a rayon in southwestern Azerbaijan. Its capital is the city of Alibeili. It is a disputed region, with the western half occupied by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Agdam which in Armenian has been called Aknaw as once part of Ancient Armenia and the Kingdom of Artsakh but was deliberately excluded from the Karabakh Autonomous Region in 1923, but then reunited with Nagorno Karabakh Republic during the National Liberation War.[2]

Population[edit]

  • 1989: 131,293, according to the last Soviet census,[1] the last census able to record the entire rayon, though, with the Nagorno-Karabakh War starting in 1988, it is unknown how well the area could have been surveyed. The last census indisputably able to take a full counting of the area was in 1979, figures are not presently available. The rayon's area was increased after the dissolution of USSR from 1,093 to 1,150 km2.
  • 2009: 175,400, according to the preliminary results of the most recent census of Azerbaijan. The western part of the rayon is not controlled by Azerbaijani government; the figures are estimated.[2]

IDP's from Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding occupied regions were moved to Agdam rayon from tent settlements around the country. The IDPs live in new houses built by the government.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Şəhərlərarası telefon kodları". Aztelekom MMC. Aztelekom İB. Retrieved 19 August 2015.  (Azerbaijani)
  2. ^ Robert H. Hewsen, Armenia: A Historical Atlas. The University of Chicago Press, 2001, pp. 40, 101-102, 264-265.
  3. ^ "Azerbaijan: Life on the Frontlines". Eurasia.net. 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 

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