Jabrayil District

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Cəbrayıl
Map of Azerbaijan showing Jabrayil Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Jabrayil Rayon
Country Azerbaijan
CapitalJabrayil
Area
 • Total1,050 km2 (410 sq mi)
Population
(2010)
 • Total54,430
Telephone code(+994) 26[1]

Jabrayil (Cəbrayıl) is de jure an administrative territorial entity in the south-western part of the Republic of Azerbaijan, but de facto this territory was occupied by Armenian forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh War and has been controlled by the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh ever since. According to the last 1989 Soviet census, there were 49,156 people living in the rayon.[2] Jabrail rayon has productive soils, and before the war the population was mostly involved in agriculture. Jabrayil shares its southern borders with Iran.

On August 25, 1993 the region was occupied by the Armenian army. As a result of the occupation, the Jabrayil region suffered an infrastructural loss of $ 13.928 billion. Jabrayil IDPs settled in 2000 settlements in 58 regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan. For over 25 years IDPs live in a disadvantaged situation in tent camps, freight wagons and hostels.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Şəhərlərarası telefon kodları". Aztelekom MMC. Aztelekom İB. Retrieved 19 August 2015. (in Azerbaijani)
  2. ^ Official census in USSR, 1989 Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 39°18′N 47°00′E / 39.300°N 47.000°E / 39.300; 47.000