Martuni Province

Coordinates: 39°47′43″N 47°06′47″E / 39.7953°N 47.1131°E / 39.7953; 47.1131

Martuni Province (Armenian: Մարտունու շրջան, Russian: Мартунинский район) is a province of the breakaway Republic of Artsakh, de jure part of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Location of Martuni
 • GovernorNelson Soghomonyan
 • Total951 km2 (367 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 6th
 • Total24,300 [1]
 • RankRanked 2nd
WebsiteMartuni Region


The territory was formed from the Soviet-era raion of Martuni District within the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast. The eastern part of that district is under the control of the Azerbaijan. Martuni Province consists of the branch of the former Oblast which juts out farthest to the east, almost reaches Stepanakert on the west, and goes a little past Karmir Shuka on the south. The western half has many hills and small mountains, full of small villages, while the eastern half is very flat, with fewer villages, and the larger regional center of Martuni. Historically, this area was also known as Myus Haband and Varand. The Martuni Province has 35 rural communities and one urban community.[citation needed]

In 1991, the Azerbaijani parliament, with the Law on Abolishment of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast, abolished the Martuni District and forcibly consolidated its territory into the neighboring Khojavend District.[2]

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  2. ^ "AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLIKASININ DAĞLIQ QARABAĞ MUXTAR VILAYƏTINI LƏĞV ETMƏK HAQQINDA Azərbaycan Respublikasının Qanunu". Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-08-02.