Khojaly District

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Map of Azerbaijan showing Khojali rayon

Khojali (Azerbaijani: Xocalı), also called Khojaly, Khodjaly and Hojaly, is a rayon in the Nagorno-Karabakh break away region of Azerbaijan, now under de facto control of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Its capital is Khojali. The region was once a site of prehistoric Khojaly-Gadabay culture. It was the location of the Khojaly Massacre in February 1992.

Neighbour regions[edit]

Lachin, Kalbajar, Agdam, Shusha and Khojavend.

History[edit]

Khojali region was established on the basis of Askeran region in 1991(November,26) The area of the district was occupied by Armenian forces in 1991-1992. Area : 0,94 thousand km2. Population: 24417 people ( in 1991). 12194 people who are Azerbaijanian ( 2004), the others are 12223 people. There were 1 city, 2 settlements and 50 villages in the district. The center of Khojaly located far 18 km from Agdam city, 14 km from Khankendi city on the chain of the Karabakh is Khojaly city.

Geography[edit]

The territory of the district is mountainous. The highest altitudes are Qirkhqiz and Gizgala, the main rivers are Gargar and Badara. The climate is mild-hot except the mountainous area.

Notable figures[edit]

National Heroes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biographies. Ramil Usubov". Retrieved 2010-07-12.
  2. ^ Elman Mammadov (Autumn 1999). "Running For Our Lives. Massacre and Flight From Khojali". Azerbaijan International: 54–56. Retrieved 2010-04-27.

Coordinates: 39°54′N 46°47′E / 39.900°N 46.783°E / 39.900; 46.783