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Encyclopedia > Lachin (rayon)
Map of Azerbaijan showing Lacin rayon

Lachin (Laçın) is a rayon of Azerbaijan. It once had a notable Kurdish population, and is currently under the control of Armenian separatists, due to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Lachin is the land link between Armenia and the Karabakh. Image File history File links Azerbaijan-Lachin. ... 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. ... The Kurds are an ethnic group who consider themselves to be indigenous to a region often referred to as Kurdistan, an area which includes adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. ... Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijani: Dağlıq Qarabağ or Yuxarı Qarabağ, literally mountainous black garden or upper black garden; Russian: Нагорный Карабах, translit. ...

The region had about 67,000 Azerbaijani people, the war claimed 266 lives from Lachin, rendered over a hundred people handicapped, and the fate of 71 others is still unknown. The Azerbaijani refugees have settled in 59 regions. Nearly 20,000 IDPs from Lachin have settled in Baku, Sumgayit and Absheron regions of Azerbaijan. 17,300 of them are now living in Aghjabedi, Takhta Korpu, (territory of Lachin) in 84 large nomad tents. [1] 37 refugees families from Lachin will be provided with new houses nearby Takhta korpu settlement for IDP of Aghjabedi region. [2] Municipality: Baku Area: 1000 km² Altitude: -28 m Population: 2,074,300 census 2003 Population density: 1280 persons/km² Postal Code: AZ1000 Area code: 012 Municipality code: BA Latitude: 41° 01 52 N Longitude: 21° 20 25 E Mayor: Hajibala Abutalybov The Baku region. ... Map of Azerbaijan showing Sumqayit sahar Sumqayit (Sumqayıt in Azerbaijani; former Russian name Sumgait) is a city in Republic of Azerbaijan, located near the Caspian Sea, about 30 kilometres away from the capital, Baku. ... Apsheron (Abseron Yasaqligi) is a peninsula and a Rayon in eastern Caucasus in the historical region of Arran. ...

The Armenian population has named the region Kashatagh.

See also

The Lachin corridor is a strip of Azerbaijan territory in Lachin raion military controlled by Armenian separatists in order to have a direct link with Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh. ...


Subdivisions of Azerbaijan Flag of Azerbaijan
Districts: Absheron | Agdam | Agdash | Agjabadi | Agstafa | Agsu | Astara | Babek* | Balakan | Barda | Beylagan | Bilasuvar | Dashkasan | Davachi | Fizuli | Gadabay | Goranboy | Goychay | Hajigabul | Imishli | Ismailli | Jabrayil | Jalilabad | Julfa* | Kalbajar | Kangarli* | Khachmaz | Khanlar | Khizi | Khojali | Khojavend | Kurdamir | Lachin | Lankaran | Lerik | Masally | Neftchala | Oguz | Ordubad* | Qabala | Qakh | Qazakh | Qobustan | Quba | Qubadli | Qusar | Saatly | Sabirabad | Sadarak* | Salyan | Samukh | Shakhbuz* | Shaki | Shamakhi | Shamkir | Sharur* | Shusha | Siazan | Tartar | Tovuz | Ujar | Yardymli | Yevlakh | Zangilan | Zaqatala | Zardab
Municipalities: Ali Bayramli | Baku | Ganja | Khankendi | Lankaran | Mingachevir | Naftalan | Nakhichevan City* | Shaki | Sumqayit | Shusha | Yevlakh
Asterisks indicate parts of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic



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