|Elevation||2,032 m (6,667 ft)|
At the end of the nineteenth century Zod was a village with 1100 Azeri inhabitants, which then named Tatars. It grew into a town during the region's industrialization in the 1960 and 1970s, primarily due to the exploitation of the Zod gold mines. There is now a gold mine and a light metallurgy fabrication in the outskirts of the town. The town has a ruined Armenian basilica church said to date from the 7th century, with 13th century gravestones in its walls. The town was mostly populated by ethnic Azeris until 1988, when they fled to Azerbaijan as a result of ethnic clashes. The refugees from Zod founded the village of Yeni Zod in the Goygol rayon of Azerbaijan.
Famous people from the town
- Prof. Dr. Ahliman Amiraslanov - Oncologist, Rector of Azerbaijan Medical University
- Hafiz Hajiyev - Chairman of Modern Musavat Party in Azerbaijan, Presidential candidate in 2003 and in 2008, former CEO of "Azerfish" State Concern 
- Etibar Hajiyev (1971–92) - National Hero of Azerbaijan 
- Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2005). Rediscovering Armenia: Guide (2nd ed.). Yerevan: Matit Graphic Design Studio. p. 82. ISBN 99941-0-121-8.
- Article "Зод", Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (in Russian)
- SOVIET GOLD POLICY (S-09110), 16 December 1975, CIA De-Classified reports, accessed on 09.12.2009
- Reliew web
- State Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Affairs of Refugees and IDPs: on visit of President of Azerbaijan to Yeni Zod village on 4 March 2008 (in Azerbaijani)
- Web site of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
- Azerbaijan International Journal
- Decree No 6 of 23 June 1992 the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan: Legislative database of Azerbaijan
- Sotk at GEOnet Names Server
- World Gazeteer: Armenia – World-Gazetteer.com
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
- Brady Kiesling, Rediscovering Armenia, p. 82; original archived at Archive.org, and current version online on Armeniapedia.org.
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