"Jebrail" redirects here. For the administrative district, see Jabrayil Rayon. For the village in Iran, see Jebrail, Iran.

Coordinates: 39°24′00″N 47°01′34″E / 39.40000°N 47.02611°E / 39.40000; 47.02611

City & Municipality
Coordinates: 39°24′00″N 47°01′34″E / 39.40000°N 47.02611°E / 39.40000; 47.02611
Country De jure Azerbaijan
De facto Nagorno-Karabakh
Rayon Jabrayil
Established 1980
Elevation 569 m (1,867 ft)
Population (2011)
  Total 9,400
Time zone AMT (UTC+4)
  Summer (DST) AMT (UTC+5)

Cəbrayil (also spelt Cäbrayil, Jabrayil, Jebrayil, Jebrail, Jabrail, Jäbrayyl, Jebraiele, Djebrail, Dzhebrail, Džebrail), Armenian: Jrakan, is a city currently administrated by ethnic Armenian forces from Nagorno-Karabakh since 25 August 1993, and now is part of Hadrut province of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. It was the capital of the Jabrayil Rayon of Azerbaijan.


Jrakan as it is known in Armenian was part of the Kingdom of 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.[1] According to the Russian Empire Census in 1897 Cəbrayil was a village with a population of 520, of which 414 were Azerbaijanis, 76 were Russians, and others.[2]

Notable natives


  1. Robert H. Hewsen, Armenia: A Historical Atlas. The University of Chicago Press, 2001, pp. 40, 101-102, 264-265.
  2. Первая всеобщая перепись населения Российской Империи, 1897 г. т.63 Елисаветопольская губерния. Н.А.Тройницкий, С.-Петербург, 1904. стр. 138
  3. "Ахмедов Джамил Мамед оглы". Heroes of the country.
  4. "Кулиев Теймур Имам Кули оглы". Справочник по истории Коммунистической партии и Советского Союза 1898 - 1991.

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