Qasapet

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Coordinates: 40°10′36″N 46°43′51″E / 40.17667°N 46.73083°E / 40.17667; 46.73083

Kusapat
Կուսապատ
Kusapat is located in Azerbaijan
Kusapat
Kusapat
Coordinates: AZ 40°10′36″N 46°43′51″E / 40.17667°N 46.73083°E / 40.17667; 46.73083
Country De facto Nagorno-Karabakh
De jure  Azerbaijan
Rayon Martakert, Tartar
Elevation 776 m (2,546 ft)
Population
 • Total 237
Time zone UTC (UTC+4)

Kusapat (also, Kisapat, Kasapet, Kousapat) is an Armenian populated village South Caucasus. According to the jurisdiction of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, actually controlling the village, it is situated in Martakert district of NKR.[1] According to the jurisdiction of Azerbaijan, it is in the Tartar Rayon of it. The population is about 237 people, mostly Armenians,[2] and several Greeks.

History[edit]

Kusapat, one of the oldest villages of Artsakh, was founded in the 15th century by Armenian Prince Atabek Hasan-Jalalyan (1411), the fifth son of Prince Jalal III of the Great Hasan Jalalyans. Being the youngest son, Atabek inherited his father's fiefdom Tziranakar fortress that was on the outskirts of ancestral domains, and the older son of Jalalyan inherited Vank fortress. From the old fortress village got its name of Kisapat, that in local Armenian dialect means "half of the wall". By Prince Atabek of Jraberd started the Atabekyans genus and Kusapat with seven surrounding villages became the ancestral domain of their princely house. At the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century in Kusapat lived the famous Melik-Vani Atabekyan, who was one of the leaders of the Artsakh Armenians and did a lot for the Establishment of Russian rule in Karabakh. Kusapat was badly damaged during the war. On 7 July 1992 the village was captured and destroyed by the Azerbaijani army. On 16 July 1992, it was liberated by Armenian self-defense forces of Karabakh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to administrative division of NKR
  2. ^ 1 Population census of NKR