Lachin Rayon

Lachin (Azerbaijani: Laçın) is a rayon o Azerbaijan. The caipital is the ceety o Lachin. The region haes been controlled bi the brakwa Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, as pairt o its Qashatagh Province, syne the Nagorno-Karabakh War.

Lachin (Laçın) Rayon
Cairt o Azerbaijan showin Lacin rayon
Population: (Soviet census, 1989) 47,339[1]
(offeecial Azerbaijani data bi Januar 1, 2009) 72,000[2]
Aurie (km2.): 1,840
Zip Code: AZ4100

Upon the captur o Lachin rayon, Armenie forces forcefully displacit its entire Azeri an Kurdish population[3] an resettled the region wi Armenie refugees frae Azerbaijan, settlers frae Armenie an ethnic Armenies frae ither kintras apparently wi promises o land, livestock an social benefits.[3][4] The main land-link atween Armenie an the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, kent as the Lachin corridor, crosses its territory. The Lachin Kurdish Republic wis briefly proclaimit in 1992 durin the Nagorno-Karabakh War for Kurdish indwallers.

In the first hauf o 2011, 300 Armenie families wur settled in Lachin [5]

Kurdish autonomous destrictEedit

Atween 1923 tae 1929,[6] Lachin wis established as the Kurdistan Uyezd, an autonomous Soviet destrict.


  1. Official census in USSR, 1989
  2. "The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan". Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  3. a b Gutman, Roy (1999). Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know. W. W. Norton and Co. p. 358. ISBN 0393319148. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  4. EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - Armenia’s Strategic Lachin Corridor Confronts a Demographic Crisis
  5. "". 25 Mey 2011. Archived frae the original on 1 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 25 Mey 2011.
  6. (in Roushie) Russia and the problem of Kurds Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine

Freemit airtinsEedit

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Coordinates: 39°38′0″N 46°33′0″E / 39.63333°N 46.55000°E / 39.63333; 46.55000