Thursday, April 2, 2009


Nagorno-Karabakh is a landlocked region in the Southern Caucasus, lying between Lower Karabakh and Zangezur and covering the southeastern range of the Lesser Caucasus mountains. The region is mostly mountainous and afforested and has an area of 8,223 km2. The region is de jure part of Azerbaijan, but de facto governed by the internationally unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Since the end of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1994, representatives of the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan have been holding peace talks mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group on the region's disputed status. Most of the Armenian population in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is Christian and belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Church. Azat Artsakh is the official newspaper of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

Nagornokarabakh 10 Dram 2004 UNC
Front: Church, Jesus Christ
Back: Bridge, carpet, wine barrel.

Large monument from tufa of an old Armenian man and woman hewn from rock, representing the mountain people of Karabakh.

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