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Nature around the town
Nature around the town
RayonShusha Raion2
Highest elevation
1,800 m (5,900 ft)
Lowest elevation
1,400 m (4,600 ft)
 • Total3,191
2According to Azerbaijan administrative division
3Azeri government functions in exile[1]
Barbarian Armenians has destroyed the mosque in Shusha after occupation

Shusha (Azerbaijani: Şuşa) is a city in Azerbaijan. The city is a major centre of Azerbaijani culture and music.

History[change | change source]

Shusha was founded in 1750-1752 by Panah-Ali khan Javanshir (r. 1748-1763), the founder and the first ruler of the Karabakh Kanate (Qarabag xanligi - in Azerbaijani). The first capital of the Karabakh khanate was castle of Bayat, built in 1748 in the district of Kebirli. However, soon afterwards Panah Ali khan realized that in order to secure himself and his newly established khanate from external threats, he needed to build a new more reliable castle. Shusha was turned into the capital of the Karabakh khanate.

Shusha was a popular mountainous-climatic recreation resort in Azerbaijan.

On May 8, 1992, the city was occupied by Armenia and all of the city's predominantly Azerbaijani population was either expelled or killed.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. [1] Embassy of Azerbaijan in Austria

Other websites[change | change source]

Shusha: from A to Z