Martakert Region

Coordinates: 40°12′37″N 46°48′33″E / 40.21028°N 46.80917°E / 40.21028; 46.80917

Capital Martakert
  Governor Vladik Khachatryan
  Total 1,795 km2 (693 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 4th
Population (2013)[1]
  Total 20,185
  Rank Ranked 3rd
  Density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Website Martakert Province

Martakert (Armenian: Մարտակերտ) is a province of the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Its territory is a de jure part of Azerbaijan. Locals are mainly Armenians.

Martakert province has 43 communities of which 1 is considered urban and 42 are rural.

Cultural sites

The Gandzasar monastery, the Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery and the 17th century Armenian monastery Yerits Mankants are located in this province. The Vankasar Monastery is just outside the town of Martakert. The archaeological site of the town of Tigranakert is also located here. Thought to have been founded in the 2nd-1st century B.C, it has been undergoing excavation since 2005. Some of the walls of the city, with Hellenistic-style towers, as well as Armenian basilica dating to fifth to seventh centuries have been uncovered.

Mardakert view
The Sarsang reservoir, in Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh.


See also

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