Askeran Fortress

Askeran fortress (Azerbaijani: Əsgəran qalası; Armenian: Մայրաբերդ, romanizedMayraberd) is a fortress in the town of Askeran. Located on the banks of the Qarqar River, it was built by the Karabakh Khanate ruler Panah Ali Khan and consists of two sections. The left-bank section features a double line of stone walls.[2][3]

Askeran fortress
Əsgəran qalası
Askeran, Nagorno-Karabakh
Askeran fort (brighter).jpg
The remains of the fortress.
Coordinates39°56′00″N 46°49′53″E / 39.9333°N 46.8314°E / 39.9333; 46.8314
Site history

During the Russo-Persian War of 1804–1813 the Russian encampment was near the fortress. In 1810 the peace talks between the Russians and Persians were conducted at the fortress.[2]



  1. ^ Carney, James. "Former Soviet Union: Carnage in Karabakh." TIME Magazine. April 13, 1992.
  2. ^ a b Azerbaijan Soviet Encyclopedia (1980), vol. 4, p. 233.
  3. ^ John Noble, Michael Kohn, Danielle Systermans. Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, Lonely Planet, 2008, p. 306

Coordinates: 39°56′00″N 46°49′54″E / 39.9333°N 46.8317°E / 39.9333; 46.8317