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Askeran (town)

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Rayon Province  Khojaly Askeran
Local time  Sunday 11:14 PM
Time zone  UTC (UTC+4)
Population  2,300 (2015)
Askeran (town)
Country  De jure  Azerbaijan De facto  Nagorno-Karabakh
Weather  3°C, Wind SE at 10 km/h, 90% Humidity

Askeran (Armenian: Ասկերան, Azerbaijani: Əsgəran; also, Khachen) is a town in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and the administrative centre of the Askeran Province which is coextensive with Khojali Rayon of Azerbaijan.

Contents

Map of Askeran, Azerbaijan

History

Askeran fortress is situated in the southern suburb of the town. The fortress was built for defense of Shusha. The fortress was widely used during the Russo-Persian War.

In the 1988 in the clash in this city was one of the igniting points of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict resulting in Nagorno-Karabakh War.

The fortress of Askeran was renovated in 2002.

References

Askeran (town) Wikipedia


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