Askeran is a province of Nagorno-Karabakh. It is in the center of the region, surrounding the capital city of Stepanakert. It is coterminous with the Azerbaijanirayon of Khojali, and is wholly under Armenian control. Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijani: Dağlıq Qarabağ or Yuxarı Qarabağ, literally mountainous black garden or upper black garden; Russian: Нагорный Карабах, translit. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with XankÉndi. ... Map of the administrative divisions of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan is divided into: 59 rayons (rayonlar; rayon - singular), 11 cities* (saharlar; sahar - singular), 1 autonomous republic** (muxtar respublika); All listed are rayons (with Rayonu after their name) unless otherwise noted. ... Khojali (Azerbaijani: XocalÄ±), also called Khojaly, is a town and a rayon in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, now under the control of ethnically Armenian separatists. ...
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