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

Armenian: Ֆիզուլի
Füzuli is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 39°36′01″N 47°08′35″E / 39.60028°N 47.14306°E / 39.60028; 47.14306
Rayon Fizuli
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, Fizuli, Karjagino, Karyagino, and Sardar) is a city and the capital of the western Hadrut Region of Nagorno Karabakh Republic. Due to the ongoing war, it is currently an uninhabited ghost town.

Sister cities[edit]


Once known as Qarabulaq, the village was renamed Karyagino in 1827 to honour Pavel Karyagin, a Russian military hero of the 1803-1813 Russo-Persian war. As Karyagin was one of the commanders of the merciless attack on Ganja in 1804, it is not surprising that the city changed its name, becoming Fizuli in 1959 in honour of the 16th-century poet Fuzûlî. During the 1993 Summer Offensives of the Karabagh War, Fizuli was captured by Armenian forces and though parts of Fizuli region 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).[2]
  • Seymur Mammadov — National Hero of Azerbaijan[3]


  1. ^ "Глава оккупированного Физули проводит встречи во Франции". Haqqin.az. 5 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "ЭФЕНДИ́ЕВ, Ильяс Магомед оглы". Краткая литературная энциклопедия. 
  3. ^ "MƏMMƏDOV SEYMUR QƏHRƏMAN oğlu". www.zengilan.com.