Martakert Province

Coordinates: 40°12′37″N 46°48′33″E / 40.21028°N 46.80917°E / 40.21028; 46.80917

Martakert Province (Armenian: Մարտակերտ) is a province of the Republic of Artsakh, de jure part of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The population is mainly Armenian. The province has 43 communities of which one is considered urban and 42 are rural.

Martakert
Մարտակերտ
Location of Martakert
CapitalMartakert
Government
 • GovernorVladik Khachatryan
Area
 • Total1,795 km2 (693 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 4th
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total20,185
 • RankRanked 3rd
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
WebsiteMartakert Province

Cultural sitesEdit

The Gandzasar monastery, the Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery and the 17th century Armenian monastery Yerits Mankants are located in the province. The Vankasar Monastery is just outside the town of Martakert. The archaeological site of Tigranakert of Artsakh is also located in the province, thought to have been founded in the 2nd-1st century B.C, it has been undergoing excavation since 2005. Some of the walls of the city, with Hellenistic-style towers, as well as Armenian basilicas dating to fifth to seventh centuries have been uncovered.

 
Mardakert view
 
The Sarsang reservoir, in Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Census Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine

See alsoEdit