What country is Stepanakert in?

What country is Stepanakert in?

Xankändi, also called Stepanakert, city, southwestern Azerbaijan. Situated at the foot of the eastern slopes of the Karabakh Range, the city was founded after the October Revolution (1917) on the site of the village of Khankendy and was renamed Stepanakert in 1923 for Stepan Shaumyan, a leader of the Baku Commune.

Is Artsakh recognized by Armenia?

The sovereign status of the Artsakh is not recognized by any United Nations member state (including Armenia), but has been recognized by Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia; Transnistria is not recognized by any UN member state, while the latter two have international recognition from several UN member states.

Is Stepanakert part of Armenia?


Stepanakert / Khankendi Armenian: Ստեփանակերտ / Azerbaijani: Xankəndi
Country (de facto) Artsakh
• Province Stepanakert
Country (de jure) Azerbaijan
• District Khankendi

What is the meaning of Artsakh flag?

This symbolizes the Armenian heritage, culture and population of the area, and the triangular shape and zigzag cut represent Artsakh as a separated region of Armenia. The white pattern on the flag is also similar to the designs used on rugs, a symbol of national identity.

What is the history of Khankendi in Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijani sources generally say that the settlement was founded in the late eighteenth century as a private residence for khans of the Karabakh Khanate, and was thus called Khankendi (Turkic for “the khan’s village”). The settlement was initially called Khanin Kendi (Xanın kəndi), but then was shortened to Khankendi.

What was the population of Khankendi in 1915?

However, according to the 1915 edition of the journal, there were 1,550 Tatar (Azerbaijani) and 180 Armenian residents in Khankendi. According to the Azerbaijani agricultural census of 1921, Khankendi had a population of 1,208 residents, mostly Armenians.

What happened to Khankendi?

After 1898, the tsarist government turned Khankendi into a Russian military garrison. The garrison consisted of barracks, hospitals, and a church, as well as, several houses where officers’ families and a small local population, who supplied the military units with food, lived. The local population consisted of Armenians and Azerbaijanis.

How did Stepanakert become the capital of Azerbaijan?

In the summer of 1920, the city was occupied by part of the Red Army. In 1923, Khankendi was renamed Stepanakert by the Soviet government in honor of Stepan Shahumian, a fallen Bolshevik party member and leader of the 26 Baku Commissars. The former regional capital was Shusha.

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