Martakert Province

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Coordinates: 40°12′37″N 46°48′33″E / 40.21028°N 46.80917°E / 40.21028; 46.80917

Martakert

Մարտակերտ
Location of Martakert
CapitalMartakert
Government
 • GovernorVladik Khachatryan
Area
 • Total1,795 km2 (693 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 4th
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total20,185
 • RankRanked 3rd
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
WebsiteMartakert Province

Martakert Province (Armenian: Մարտակերտ) is a province of the de facto Republic of Artsakh. The Republic has limited international recognition. It is de jure part of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The population is mainly Armenian. Martakert Province has 43 communities of which 1 is considered urban and 42 are rural.

Cultural sites[edit]

The Gandzasar monastery, the Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery and the 17th century Armenian monastery Yerits Mankants are located in this province. The Vankasar Monastery is just outside the town of Martakert. The archaeological site of the town of Tigranakert is also located here. Thought to have been founded in the 2nd-1st century B.C, it has been undergoing excavation since 2005. Some of the walls of the city, with Hellenistic-style towers, as well as Armenian basilica dating to fifth to seventh centuries have been uncovered.

Mardakert view
The Sarsang reservoir, in Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine

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