Askeran (town)

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Askeran
Ասկերան
Əsgəran
District court in Askeran
District court in Askeran
Askeran is located in Republic of Artsakh
Askeran
Askeran
Coordinates: 39°56′12″N 46°49′58″E / 39.93667°N 46.83278°E / 39.93667; 46.83278Coordinates: 39°56′12″N 46°49′58″E / 39.93667°N 46.83278°E / 39.93667; 46.83278
de jure Country Azerbaijan
de jure RayonKhojaly
de facto Country Artsakh
de facto ProvinceAskeran
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total2,300
Time zoneUTC+4 (UTC)

Askeran (Armenian: Ասկերան, Azerbaijani: Əsgəran; also, Khachen) is a town in the Republic of Artsakh and the administrative center of the Askeran Province which is coextensive with Khojali Rayon of Azerbaijan.

History[edit]

Askeran fortress is situated in the southern suburb of the town. The fortress was built for defense of Shusha. The fortress was widely used during the Russo-Persian War.

In the 1988 in the clash in this city was one of the igniting points of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict resulting in Nagorno-Karabakh War.

The fortress of Askeran was renovated in 2002.

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