Agdam District

Agdam District (Azerbaijani: Ağdam rayonu) is a district in southwestern Azerbaijan. The de jure capital is the city of Agdam, however the de facto administrative centre is Quzanlı. Most of the territory of the district was under the occupation of Armenian forces as the result of the First Nagorno-Karabakh War in the early 1990s. As part of an agreement that ended the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War the city of Agdam and the surrounding district was returned to Azerbaijani control on 20 November 2020.[2]

Ağdam
Map of Azerbaijan showing Agdam Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Agdam Rayon
Coordinates: 39°59′01″N 46°55′43″E / 39.98361°N 46.92861°E / 39.98361; 46.92861Coordinates: 39°59′01″N 46°55′43″E / 39.98361°N 46.92861°E / 39.98361; 46.92861
Country Azerbaijan
RegionUpper Karabakh
CapitalAgdam (de jure)
Quzanlı (de facto)
Area
 • Total1,150 km2 (440 sq mi)
Population
 (2009 census)
 • Total175,600
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Postal code
0200
Telephone code(+994) 26[1]

PopulationEdit

  • 1989: 131,293, according to the last Soviet census able to record the entire rayon. Due to the First Nagorno-Karabakh War starting in 1988, it is unknown how well the area could have been surveyed. The rayon's area was increased after the dissolution of the USSR from 1,093 to 1,150 km2.
  • 2009: 175,400, according to the preliminary results of the most recent census of Azerbaijan. The western part of the rayon is not controlled by Azerbaijani government; the figures are estimated.[3]

Internally displaced personsEdit

Internally displaced persons from Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding conflicted regions were moved to Agdam rayon from tent settlements around the country. They live in new houses built by the government.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Şəhərlərarası telefon kodları". Aztelekom MMC. Aztelekom İB. Retrieved 19 August 2015. (in Azerbaijani)
  2. ^ "Azerbaijanis celebrate Karabakh deal". aa.com.tr. Anadolu Agency. 10 November 2020.
  3. ^ http://www.azstat.org/statinfo/demoqraphic/en/001_1.shtml
  4. ^ "Azerbaijan: Life on the Frontlines". Eurasia.net. 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2010-10-07.

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