Sos, Nagorno-Karabakh

Sos (Armenian: Սոս) is a village de facto in the Martuni Province of the breakaway Republic of Artsakh, de jure in the Khojavend District of Azerbaijan, in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The village has an ethnic Armenian-majority population, and also had an Armenian majority in 1989.[2]

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Sos is located in Republic of Artsakh
Sos is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 39°42′46″N 47°00′33″E / 39.71278°N 47.00917°E / 39.71278; 47.00917Coordinates: 39°42′46″N 47°00′33″E / 39.71278°N 47.00917°E / 39.71278; 47.00917
Country (de facto) Artsakh
 • ProvinceMartuni
Country (de jure) Azerbaijan
 • DistrictKhojavend
 • Total1,089
Time zoneUTC+4 (AMT)


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

Historical heritage sitesEdit

Historical heritage sites in and around the village include Amaras Monastery (established in the 4th century, rebuilt in 1858), the 5th/6th-century St. Lusavorich monastic complex and pilgrimage site, the 19th-century St. George's Church (Armenian: Սուրբ Գևորգ եկեղեցի, romanizedSurb Gevorg Yekeghetsi), and the Tevosants spring monument (1902).[1][3]

Economy and cultureEdit

The population is mainly engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry. As of 2015, the village has a municipal building, a house of culture, a secondary school, a kindergarten, three shops, and a medical centre.[1]


The village had 1,016 inhabitants in 2005,[4] and 1,089 inhabitants in 2015.[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".
  3. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Kojian, Raffi (2019). Rediscovering Armenia: An in-depth inventory of villages and monuments in Armenia and Artsakh (3rd ed.). Armeniapedia Publishing.
  4. ^ "The Results of the 2005 Census of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic" (PDF). National Statistic Service of the Republic of Artsakh.

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