Qırmızı Bazar

Qırmızı Bazar (Girmizi Bazar) or Karmir Shuka (Armenian: Կարմիր Շուկա) is a village de facto in the Martuni Province of the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh, de jure in the Khojavend District of Azerbaijan. The village has an ethnic Armenian population, and had an Armenian majority in 1989.[2]

Girmizi Bazar / Karmir Shuka
Qırmızı Bazar / Կարմիր Շուկա
Girmizi Bazar / Karmir Shuka is located in Republic of Artsakh
Girmizi Bazar / Karmir Shuka
Girmizi Bazar / Karmir Shuka
Girmizi Bazar / Karmir Shuka is located in Azerbaijan
Girmizi Bazar / Karmir Shuka
Girmizi Bazar / Karmir Shuka
Coordinates: 39°40′33″N 46°56′55″E / 39.67583°N 46.94861°E / 39.67583; 46.94861Coordinates: 39°40′33″N 46°56′55″E / 39.67583°N 46.94861°E / 39.67583; 46.94861
Country Azerbaijan (de jure)
 Artsakh (de facto)
DistrictKhojavend (de jure)
ProvinceMartuni (de facto)
 • Total1,113
Time zoneUTC+4 (AMT)


The name of the village was Krasny Bazar (Russian: Красный Базар) during the Soviet Union, meaning "Red Market" in Russian. The Armenian name, and the Azerbaijani rendering, also mean "Red Market"[3]


During the Soviet period, the village was a part of the Martuni District of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast.


The village had 926 inhabitants in 2005,[4] and 1,113 inhabitants in 2015.[1]

Historical heritage sitesEdit

Historical heritage sites in and around the village include Tnjri, a 2,000 years old Oriental Plane, St. Astvatsatsin Church (1731), 18th-century St. George's Chapel Church, and a 17th-century monastic complex.[1][5]

Economy and cultureEdit

The population is mainly engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry. As of 2015, the village has a municipality building, a House of Culture, a secondary school, a kindergarten, eight shops and an aid station.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d 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. ^ Everett-Heath, John (2020). "Gyrmyzy Bazar". The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (6 ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0191905636.
  4. ^ "The Results of the 2005 Census of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic" (PDF). National Statistic Service of the Republic of Artsakh.
  5. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2019). Rediscovering Armenia: An in-depth inventory of villages and monuments in Armenia and Artsakh (3rd ed.). Armeniapedia Publishing.

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