Martakert

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Coordinates: 40°12′55″N 46°48′46″E / 40.21528°N 46.81278°E / 40.21528; 46.81278

Ağdərə
Martakert

Մարտակերտ
Martakert in 2002
Martakert in 2002
Ağdərə Martakert is located in Azerbaijan
Ağdərə Martakert
Ağdərə
Martakert
Coordinates: 40°12′55″N 46°48′46″E / 40.21528°N 46.81278°E / 40.21528; 46.81278
CountryDe facto Republic of Artsakh
De jure Azerbaijan
Province
Rayon
Martakert Region
Tartar District
Elevation
415 m (1,362 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Total4,600 [1]
Time zoneUTC+4 (UTC)

Martakert (Armenian: Մարտակերտ Martakert, also spelled as Mardakert) or Aghdara (Azerbaijani: Ağdərə also spelled as Agdere or Aqdara) is a town that is de facto in the Republic of Artsakh, a state with limited recognition established in the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of the Soviet Union. The town is internationally recognized as being de jure in Azerbaijan. The area around the town has been controlled by Artsakh forces since the end of the 1991–94 Nagorno-Karabakh War.

Martakert was the administrative center of the Mardakert District of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast during the Soviet era, and is now the administrative center of the Martakert Region of Artsakh. Azerbaijan considers the town to be part of its Tartar District.

During the Nagorno-Karabakh War the area of Martakert saw heavy fighting, including the Azerbaijani Mardakert and Martuni Offensives. In 2016, some clashes along the ceasefire lines took place near Martakert.

Climate[edit]

The climate in Aghdara is classified as Cfa by the Köppen-Geiger system.[2]

Climate data for Mardakert, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 42.4
(5.8)
43.9
(6.6)
51.4
(10.8)
64.9
(18.3)
72.3
(22.4)
80.6
(27.0)
87.3
(30.7)
84.6
(29.2)
77.5
(25.3)
65.1
(18.4)
54.5
(12.5)
46.6
(8.1)
64.3
(17.9)
Average low °F (°C) 28.9
(−1.7)
30.2
(−1.0)
36.1
(2.3)
46.6
(8.1)
54.5
(12.5)
62.1
(16.7)
68
(20.0)
66.2
(19.0)
59.7
(15.4)
49.5
(9.7)
40.6
(4.8)
33.1
(0.6)
48
(8.9)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.59
(15)
0.91
(23)
1.34
(34)
1.77
(45)
2.8
(71)
2.52
(64)
1.22
(31)
1.02
(26)
1.06
(27)
1.77
(45)
1.1
(28)
0.67
(17)
16.77
(426)
Source: http://en.climate-data.org/location/21905/

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Partnership agreement:

  • Lebanon Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon. In May 2018, representatives of the Artsakh city of Martakert and the Lebanese town of Bourj Hammoud signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The memorandum states that aiming at the establishment of social, economic, tourism, and cultural relations between the two towns as well as realizing that cooperation between the towns can contribute to the strengthening of regional stability and peace.[5]

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