Agdam District


Map of Azerbaijan showing Agdam Rayon
Coordinates: 39°59′01″N 46°55′43″E / 39.98361°N 46.92861°E / 39.98361; 46.92861Coordinates: 39°59′01″N 46°55′43″E / 39.98361°N 46.92861°E / 39.98361; 46.92861
Country Azerbaijan - Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Western Region only)
Capital Alibeili
  Total 1,150 km2 (440 sq mi)
Population (2009 census)
  Total 175,600
  Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Postal code 0200
Telephone code (+994) 26[1]

Agdam (Azerbaijani: Ağdam) is a rayon in southwestern Azerbaijan. Its capital is the city of Alibeili. It is a disputed region, with the western half occupied by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Agdam which in Armenian has been called Aknaw as once part of Ancient Armenia and the Kingdom of Artsakh but was deliberately excluded from the Karabakh Autonomous Region in 1923, but then reunited with Nagorno Karabakh Republic during the National Liberation War.[2]


IDP's from Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding occupied regions were moved to Agdam rayon from tent settlements around the country. The IDPs live in new houses built by the government.[3]

See also


  1. "Şəhərlərarası telefon kodları". Aztelekom MMC. Aztelekom İB. Retrieved 19 August 2015. (Azerbaijani)
  2. Robert H. Hewsen, Armenia: A Historical Atlas. The University of Chicago Press, 2001, pp. 40, 101-102, 264-265.
  3. "Azerbaijan: Life on the Frontlines". 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2010-10-07.

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