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Coordinates: 41°03′58″N 45°01′24″E / 41.06611°N 45.02333°E / 41.06611; 45.02333

Yukhari Askipara (also Okari-Eskipara, Armenian: Վերին Ոսկեպար Verin Voskepar – all meaning "Upper Askipara") is a destroyed village within the Tavush Marz of Armenia. It is an exclave of the Qazakh Rayon of Azerbaijan. The exclave is surrounded by Armenia and has been occupied by Armenian forces since the Nagorno-Karabakh War which also included fighting in Qazakh. Today, the village is destroyed with only the foundations and some lower portions of the houses remaining.[1] A cemetery is intact as is a children's playground used by the residents of neighboring Voskepar. The Armenian army[citation needed] expelled its Azerbaijani population after it occupied the territory, which Armenia administers as part of its Tavush Province.

Yuxarı Əskipara

Վերին Ոսկեպար (Verin Voskepar)
Yuxarı Əskipara is located in Azerbaijan
Yuxarı Əskipara
Yuxarı Əskipara
Coordinates: 41°03′58″N 45°01′24″E / 41.06611°N 45.02333°E / 41.06611; 45.02333
CountryAzerbaijan (Occupied by Armenia)
RayonQazakh
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kiesling, Brady; Raffi Kojian (2001). Rediscovering Armenia: an archaeological/touristic gazetteer and map set for the historical monuments of Armenia. Tigran Mets. p. 69. ISBN 9993052280.