Latest update: 08/12/2021
President of the ARTSAKH REPUBLIC
Arayik V. Arutyunyan
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General Information

Official name: The Nagorno Karabagh Republic or the Republic of Artsakh

Capital: Stepanakert

State Language: Armenian

Religion: Christianity, around 95 percent of the population are followers of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Main Law: the NKR Constitution

Currency: Armenian Dram (AMD), put on circulation in 1993

Population: 146.6 thousand people/ as of January 1, 2013  /

Time Zone: GMT+ 4.00

Ethnic Composition: Armenians (95%), Russians, Ukrainians, Greeks, Georgians, Azerbaijanis and others.

Geographical Location: south-eastern part of the Armenian highland

Largest  lakes: Great Al, Lesser Al, Sevlich

Territory: The territory of the Artsakh Republic is more than 12 thousand km2 out of which 1041 km2are under the occupation of Azerbaijan.

/The territory of the Shahoumyan region /together with the Getashen sub-region/ is 2527 km2, 698 km2of which are under the occupation of Azerbaijan/.

Border countries: Armenia (from the West), Azerbaijan (from the North and East), Iran (from the South).

Climate: mostly mild and temperate, in some parts subtropical.

Average atmospheric temperature: +10.9° C

The highest atmospheric temperature: +37°C

The lowest atmospheric temperature: -20°C

Average volume of annual atmospheric precipitations: 587 mm

The average height above the sea level: 1100 m

The highest mountain peaks: Gomshasar - 3724m, Gzhasar-3616m, Tskhut- 3518m, Mrav-3343m, Mets Kirs-2725m

The largest rivers: Araks, Vorotan, Akera, Tartar, Khachen.

Natural resources: marble, granite, andesite, tuff, basalt, limestone, diabase, concrete clays,
pumice, clay, different kind of metals, especially zinc, copper stone, lead, lithographic stone, coal, pyrites, iron, and other metals, water resources.

Phone codes:

Capital Stepanakert: + 374 47 /the number starts with 9/
The town of Askeran: + 374 47 /the number starts with 6/
The town of Berdzor: + 374 47 /the number starts with 7/
The town of Hadrout: + 374 47 /the number starts with 5/
The town of Martouni: + 374 47 /the number starts with 8/
The town of Martakert: + 374 47 /the number starts with 4/
The town of Shoushi: + 374 47 /the number starts with 7/

Mobile phone code: + 374 97 /the number/


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