Aghdam District

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Coordinates: 39°59′01″N 46°55′43″E / 39.98361°N 46.92861°E / 39.98361; 46.92861

Aghdam District (Azerbaijani: Ağdam rayonu) is one of the 66 administrative divisions of Azerbaijan. It is located in the west of the country and belongs to the Karabakh Economic Region. The district borders the districts of Khojaly, Kalbajar, Tartar, Khojavend, Aghjabadi, and Barda. Its capital is de jure Aghdam, however the current de facto capital is Quzanlı. As of 2020, the district had a nominal population of 204,000.[3]

Aghdam District
Ağdam rayonu
Agdam 1.jpg
Map of Azerbaijan showing Aghdam District
Map of Azerbaijan showing Aghdam District
Country Azerbaijan
RegionKarabakh
Established8 August 1930
CapitalAghdam (nominal)
Quzanlı (de facto)
Settlements[1]138
Government
 • GovernorVagif Hasanov
 • Special representativeEmin Huseynov[2]
Area
 • Total1,150 km2 (440 sq mi)
Population
 • Total204,000
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
Postal code
0200
Websiteagdam-ih.gov.az

Most of the territory of the district was under Armenia following the First Nagorno-Karabakh War in the early 1990s. However, as part of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire agreement which ended the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, the city of Agdam and the surrounding district was assigned to Azerbaijani control on 20 November 2020.[4]

PopulationEdit

108,554 people lived in the district in 1979.[5] Population rose to 131,293 in 1989, of whom 28,000 lived in the town of Aghdam and over 103,000 in villages and other rural areas.[6]

Following Aghdam's capture following Battle of Aghdam, all of Azerbaijani residents in Armenian-occupied areas were forced to flee. According to the Azerbaijani census of 2009, the nominal population of the district was 175,400.[a][7]

Internally displaced peopleEdit

Internally displaced people from Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding occupied regions were moved to Aghdam district from tent settlements around the country. They live in new houses built by the government.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The population of Armenian-occupied part of Aghdam was calculated based on the IDPs
  1. ^ "İnzibati-ərazi vahidləri" (PDF). preslib.az. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Special representative of Azerbaijani President appointed in the liberated part of Aghdam". apa.az. 2021-05-24. Archived from the original on 2021-05-24. Retrieved 2021-09-09.
  3. ^ a b "Population of Azerbaijan". stat.gov.az. State Statistics Committee. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Azerbaijanis celebrate Karabakh deal". aa.com.tr. Anadolu Agency. 10 November 2020.
  5. ^ "АГДАМСКИЙ РАЙОН". ethno-kavkaz.narod.ru. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  6. ^ "АГДАМСКИЙ РАЙОН". demoscope.ru. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Agdam District". azstat.org. Archived from the original on 2010-11-14. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Azerbaijan: Life on the Frontlines". Eurasia.net. 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2010-10-07.

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