Edişə, Khojavend

Edisha (Azerbaijani: Edişə) or Vardashat (Armenian: Վարդաշատ) is a village in the Khojavend District of Azerbaijan, in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The village had an ethnic Armenian-majority population prior to the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, and also had an Armenian majority in 1989.[2]

Edisha / Vardashat
Edişə / Վարդաշատ
Edisha / Vardashat is located in Azerbaijan
Edisha / Vardashat
Edisha / Vardashat
Edisha / Vardashat is located in Republic of Artsakh
Edisha / Vardashat
Edisha / Vardashat
Coordinates: 39°31′30″N 47°00′02″E / 39.52500°N 47.00056°E / 39.52500; 47.00056Coordinates: 39°31′30″N 47°00′02″E / 39.52500°N 47.00056°E / 39.52500; 47.00056
Country Azerbaijan
 Republic of Artsakh (claimed)
DistrictKhojavend
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total162
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)

HistoryEdit

During the Soviet period, the village was part of the Hadrut District of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast. After the First Nagorno-Karabakh War, the village was administrated as part of the Hadrut Province of the breakaway Republic of Artsakh. The village came under the control of Azerbaijan on 15 October 2020, during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war.[3]

Historical heritage sitesEdit

Historical heritage sites in and around the village include the 17th-century church of Surb Hripsime (Armenian: Սուրբ Հռիփսիմե).[1]

DemographicsEdit

The village had 166 inhabitants in 2005,[4] and 162 inhabitants in 2015.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Hakob Ghahramanyan. "Directory of socio-economic characteristics of NKR administrative-territorial units (2015)".
  2. ^ Андрей Зубов. "Андрей Зубов. Карабах: Мир и Война". drugoivzgliad.com.
  3. ^ Trend News Agency Azerbaijan liberates several villages in Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Khojavand districts - president
  4. ^ "The Results of the 2005 Census of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic" (PDF). National Statistic Service of the Republic of Artsakh.

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