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Administrative divisions of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

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Administrative divisions of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

Provinces of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic: 1. Shahumyan; 2. Mardakert; 3. Askeran; 4. Martuni; 5. Hadrut; 6. Shusha; 7. Qashatagh.
Stepanakert not shown.

For the purposes of administration, the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is divided into eight administrative divisions. Of these, seven are regions [1], while Stepanakert, the country's capital, is granted special administrative status.[1]

The municipalities in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic are divided into 2 categories: urban communities and rural communities. Currently, there are 10 towns (urban) and 322 villages (rural) in the NKR.[2]

Administrative divisions

Entity Population (2013)[3] Area (km2) Centre
Stepanakert 52,310 25.66 -
Askeran Region 18,251 1,222 Askeran
Hadrut Region 13,163 1,877 Hadrut
Kashatagh Region 9,656 3,377 Berdzor
Martakert Region 20,185 1,795 Martakert
Martuni Region 23,888 951 Martuni
Shahumyan Region1 3,521 1,830 Karvachar
Shushi Region 5,599 383 Shushi

1 Claimed by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic but partly under Azerbaijani control.

Azerbaijan divisions and claimed territories

Additional rayons of Azerbaijan are under Karabakh military control and are now part of the NKR: Lachin, Qubadli, Zangilan, Jabrayil, Kalbajar as well as parts of Agdam and Fizuli. On the other hand, the eastern ends of Martakert and Martuni are under Azerbaijani control, as is the whole of Shahumian.

Former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast
District (Rayon) Area (km2) Under NKR control (km2) %
Askeran District 928 928 100
Hadrut District 679 679 100
Mardakert District 1,705 1,305 76.5
Martuni District 792 632 79.8
Shusha District 280 280 100
NKAO 4,384 3,824 87.2
Rayons of Azerbaijan SSR other than in NKAO
southern part of Goranboy District 558 0 0
Kalbajar District 1,936 1,936 100
Lachin District 1,835 1,835 100
Qubadli District 802 802 100
Zangilan District 707 707 100
Jabrayil District 1,050 1,050 100
Fizuli District 1,390 462 33.2
Agdam District 1,150 842 73.2
Azerbaijan 8,870 7,634 86.1


  1. ^ Results of 2005 census of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
  2. ^ Administrative Territorial System of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic
  3. ^ Population of NKR provinces as of 01.01.2013
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