Kalbajar District

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Kalbajar District
Map of Azerbaijan showing Kalbajar (red) district. Part of the district (light red) is controlled by the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh, as part of the local Martakert Province
Map of Azerbaijan showing Kalbajar (red) district. Part of the district (light red) is controlled by the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh, as part of the local Martakert Province
Country Azerbaijan
RegionEastern Zangezur
Established8 August 1930
CapitalKalbajar
Settlements[1]147
Area
 • Total3,050 km2 (1,180 sq mi)
Population
 • Total94,100
 • Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
Postal code
3200
Websitekelbecer-ih.gov.az

Kalbajar District (Azerbaijani: Kəlbəcər rayonu) is one of the 66 districts of Azerbaijan.[3] It is located in the west of the country and belongs to the Eastern Zangezur Economic Region.[4] The district borders the districts of Lachin, Khojaly, Agdam, Tartar, Goranboy, Goygol, Dashkasan, as well as the Gegharkunik and Vayots Dzor provinces of Armenia. Its capital and largest city is Kalbajar. As of 2020, the district had a nominal population of 94,100.[2]

The district was occupied by Armenian forces during the 1990s Nagorno-Karabakh War and all of its original Azerbaijani population were expelled or killed. Most of the district was returned in 2020 as a result of a ceasefire ending the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war.

References[change | change source]

  1. "İnzibati-ərazi vahidləri" (PDF). preslib.az. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Population of Azerbaijan". stat.gov.az. State Statistics Committee. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  3. "Azərbaycanın regionları" (in Azerbaijani). Archived from the original on 2009-11-14.
  4. "Azərbaycan Respublikasında iqtisadi rayonların yeni bölgüsü haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin Fərmanı".

Coordinates: 40°06′N 46°02′E / 40.100°N 46.033°E / 40.100; 46.033