Coordinates: 39°01′48″N 46°43′07″E / 39.03000°N 46.71861°E / 39.03000; 46.71861

Mincivan (Minjivan) is a town in the Zangilan District of Azerbaijan.

Street in Mincivan
Street in Mincivan
Mincivan is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 39°01′48″N 46°43′07″E / 39.03000°N 46.71861°E / 39.03000; 46.71861
Country Azerbaijan
 • Total300
Time zoneUTC+4 (UTC)


Mincivan was part of the Zangezur Uyezd of the Elisabethpol Governorate in the Russian Empire.

According to the Soviet census of 1933, Mincivan town of Zangilan District of Azerbaijan SSR had 322 residents (169 men, 153 women). The entire village council (the villages of Bakharly, Dellakli and Tarakeme), whose center was Minjivan, consisted solely of Azerbaijanis.[2] Mincivan had 5,506 residents in 1989.[3]

The town was located in the Armenian-occupied territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, coming under the control of ethnic Armenian forces in 1993 during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War.

The town subsequently was declared part of the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh as part of its Kashatagh Province, referred to as Mijnavan (Armenian: Միջնավան). There were 300 people living in the town as of 2015.[1]

It was recaptured by Azerbaijan on 21 October 2020 during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war.[4][5]



  1. ^ a b 2015 Artsakh official census
  2. ^ Административное деление АССР [Administrative division of the ASSR]. Baku: AzUNKHU Edition. 1933. p. 100.
  3. ^ "Demoscope Weekly - Application. Handbook of statistical indicators". www.demoscope.ru. 2017.
  4. ^ @azpresident (21 October 2020). "Rəşadətli Azərbaycan Ordusu Zəngilan rayonunun Mincivan qəsəbəsi." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Aliyev announces control seized over 22 settlements in Karabakh". TASS. 21 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.

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