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Karabagh
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Republic of Nagorno Karabagh (Artsakh)

Facts about Republic of Karabagh

Total land area: 4,400 sq Kilometers 

Bordering states: Republic of Azerbaijan. At its closest point, Karabagh. is 4 km. from Armenia to its west. Territories currently held by Karabagh make it contiguous with Armenia to the west and with Iran to the south. 

Capital of Karabagh: Stepanakert

Largest cities/towns: Stepanakert, Shushi, Martakert, Askeran, Martuni, Hadrut 

Flag: Three equal horizontal stripes of red, blue and orange, with a westwards pointing step like arrow (White division).

Date of Independence: The Republic of Mountainous Karabagh was established on September 2, 1991 and declared its independance on January 6, 1992. 

Population: 157,200 (1995) 

  • Population density: 31 persons per sq Km
  • Ethnic composition: Armenian 95%, Assyrian, Greek other 5% 
Topography: Mountainous
  • Highest peak: Mt. Kirs (2,725 m.) 
  • Largest body of water: Sarsang Reservoir 
  • Rivers: Terter, Khachen 
Climate: Similar to Armenia

Languages: Armenian

Religion: Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church.

  • Religious center: Gandzasar 
Currency: Dram (Tram)
  • 1 Dram = 100 Luma 
  • exchange rate - 1USD = 502 Dram (Mar 1998) 
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  • Primarily agriculture and animal husbandry.
Time: GMT +3

 

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