İstisu, Kalbajar

İstisu (Istisu, lit.'warm water' in Azerbaijani) is a village in the Kalbajar District of Azerbaijan.

Hot spring in the village
Hot spring in the village
Istisu is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 39°56′53″N 45°57′42″E / 39.94806°N 45.96167°E / 39.94806; 45.96167Coordinates: 39°56′53″N 45°57′42″E / 39.94806°N 45.96167°E / 39.94806; 45.96167
Country Azerbaijan
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)

Situated in a river valley, Istisu has historically been a resort town, and during the Soviet period, it attracted people from all over the USSR to be treated at the mineral-springs baths located in the area.[1]


In the early Middle Ages, the royal baths of the rulers of Caucasian Albania were located here.[2] There is a resort in the town, known as Istisu resort.

The village was located in the Armenian-occupied territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, coming under the control of ethnic Armenian forces during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War in the early 1990s.

The village subsequently became part of the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh as part of its Shahumyan Province, referred to as Jermajur (Armenian: Ջերմաջուր). In 2018 it was reported that work has begun on a privately funded factory to produce mineral water.[1]

It was returned to Azerbaijan on 25 November 2020 as part of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire agreement.

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  1. ^ a b Kucera, Joshua (August 5, 2018). "For Armenians, they're not occupied territories – they're the homeland".
  2. ^ Hewsen, R. H. (1992). The Geography of Ananias of Širak: Ašxarhacʻoycʻ, the Long and the Short Recensions. Reichert. p. 197.

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