Shusha District

Shusha District (Azerbaijani: Şuşa rayonu) is one of the 66 districts of Azerbaijan. It is located in the west of the country and belongs to the Upper Karabakh Economic Region. The district borders the districts of Khojaly, Lachin, and Khojavend. Its capital and largest city is Shusha. As of 2020, the district had a nominal population of 34,700.[2]

Shusha District
Map of Azerbaijan showing Shusha District
Map of Azerbaijan showing Shusha District
Country Azerbaijan
RegionUpper Karabakh
Established8 August 1930
CapitalShusha
Settlements[1]39
Area
 • Total310 km2 (120 sq mi)
Population
 • Total34,700
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
Postal code
5800
Websiteshusha-ih.gov.az

HistoryEdit

The district was formerly part of the Shusha District of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO) of Azerbaijan SSR during the Soviet times. It was the only district of NKAO to have an Azerbaijani-majority.[3]

The district came under the control of the Armenian forces during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War and was made part of the Shushi Province of the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh. However, in 2020, parts of the district, including its capital, Shusha, were recaptured by Azerbaijan in November 2020 following a three-day battle during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war.[4]

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "İnzibati-ərazi vahidləri" (PDF). preslib.az. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Population of Azerbaijan". stat.gov.az. State Statistics Committee. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  3. ^ "НАСЕЛЕНИЕ НАГОРНОГО КАРАБАХА". ethno-kavkaz.narod.ru (in Russian). Etno Kavkaz.
  4. ^ Ghazanchyan, Siranush (11 November 2020). "Statement on ending the war in Karabakh not a political document on conflict settlement – Armenian PM". Public Radio of Armenia. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.

Coordinates: 39°45′N 46°45′E / 39.750°N 46.750°E / 39.750; 46.750