Sadarak District

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Sadarak
Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Sadarak Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Sadarak Rayon
Country Azerbaijan
Capital Sədərək
Area1
 • Total 151,34 km2 (5,843 sq mi)
Population (2011)2
 • Total 14,016

Sadarak (Sədərək) is a rayon of Azerbaijan in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. It was split from the Ilyich rayon (present-day Sharur) in 1990. It has an exclave in Armenia - Karki - which has been under Armenian control since May 1992 when it was captured during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Its capital was recentlywhen? moved from Sədərək to the new town of Heydarabad.3

Geography

Sadarak Rayon borders Turkey in the south-west (the only bordering zone with Turkey and Azerbaijan is here - 11 km), with Armenia in the north-west – 24 km and Sharur Rayon in the south-east – 27 km.

The territory of the rayon consists of plains, surrounded by the Ujubiz, Aghdakan, Validag and Tekgar massifs. The Aras River flows along the border between Turkey and Sadarak rayon.4

History

Sadarak Rayon acquired rayon status after detaching from Sharur Rayon on August 28, 1990.

References

  1. ^ "Садаракский район". azerbaijan.az. 
  2. ^ "Sədərək rayonu". The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 
  3. ^ "Sadarak". discoverazerbaijan.az. 
  4. ^ "Садаракский район". azerbaijan.az. 
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Coordinates: 39°40′N 45°50′E / 39.667°N 45.833°E / 39.667; 45.833








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