Arakül

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Arakül

Առաքել
Arakül is located in Republic of Artsakh
Arakül
Arakül
Coordinates: 39°26′16″N 46°59′51″E / 39.43778°N 46.99750°E / 39.43778; 46.99750Coordinates: 39°26′16″N 46°59′51″E / 39.43778°N 46.99750°E / 39.43778; 46.99750
De facto country Republic of Artsakh
De facto regionHadrut
De jure country Azerbaijan
De jure districtKhojavend
Population
 (2005)
 • Total106
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)

Arakül (Armenian: Առաքել Arakel) is a village in the Khojavend Rayon of Azerbaijan and Hadrut Province of the Republic of Artsakh. During the Nagorno-Karabakh War, the village was occupied by the Armenian Army in 1993.

Etymology[edit]

According to legend, Arakel is named so because Thaddeus, the patron saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church, stayed here whilst preaching to the Armenians.

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