Füzuli

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Coordinates: 39°36′01″N 47°08′35″E / 39.60028°N 47.14306°E / 39.60028; 47.14306

Füzuli
Armenian: Ֆիզուլի
Füzuli is located in Azerbaijan
Füzuli
Füzuli
Coordinates: 39°36′01″N 47°08′35″E / 39.60028°N 47.14306°E / 39.60028; 47.14306
Country
Rayon Füzuli
Founded 1827
Elevation 416 m (1,365 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 26,765
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +994 141

Füzuli (also known as Fizuli, Karjagino, Karyagino, or Sardar) is a city and the capital of the Füzuli rayon of Azerbaijan. On 23 August 1993, the city fell to Armenian forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh war and since then is administered as part of Hadrut Region of the separatist Nagorno Karabakh Republic. Due to the ongoing war, it is currently an uninhabited ghost town.

History[edit]

Once known as Qarabulaq, the village was renamed Karyagino in 1827 to honour Pavel Karyagin, a Russian military hero of the Russo-Persian War. It was renamed in 1959, in honour of the 16th-century poet Fuzûlî. During the 1993 Summer Offensives of the Nagorno-Karabakh War, Füzuli was captured by Armenian forces and - though parts of the Füzuli rayon were later retaken - the city itself remains in occupied territory, essentially a ghost town.

Notable natives[edit]

  • Ilyas Afandiyev — writer, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan SSR (1960), People's writer of the Azerbaijan SSR (1979).[1]
  • Seymur Mammadov — National Hero of Azerbaijan[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ЭФЕНДИ́ЕВ, Ильяс Магомед оглы". Краткая литературная энциклопедия. 
  2. ^ "MƏMMƏDOV SEYMUR QƏHRƏMAN oğlu". www.zengilan.com. 
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