Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region

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Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region

(nəˈɡɔːnəʊkərʌˈbɑːk)
n
(Placename) an administrative division in S Azerbaijan. In 1990–94 Armenian claims to the region led to violent unrest and fighting between national forces. Capital: Stepanakert. Pop: 143 000 (2000 est). Area: 4400 sq km (1700 sq miles)

Na•gor′no-Ka•ra•bakh′ Auton′omous Re′gion

(nəˈgɔr noʊˌkɑr əˈbɑk)
n.
an autonomous region in SW Azerbaijan. 188,000; 1700 sq. mi. (4400 sq. km). Cap.: Stepanakert.
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The Armenians continued to put forward territorial claims regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh region, where the Azerbaijanis lived since ancient times, and as a result, in 1923, under the influence of such Armenians as Mikoyan, and according to Stalin's instruction, the Armenians living in the mountainous part of the Karabakh region were given the status of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast within Azerbaijan.
However, Agreement II, deals with the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, calls the parties to conflict to recognize the territorial integrity and inviolability of the borders of Azerbaijan and Armenia; to create the administrative border of Nagorno-Karabakh within the borders of Azerbaijan in accordance with the borders of the former Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO), which should have its own constitution, flag, seal, and anthem.
Concomitantly, the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast declared its independence from Azerbaijan, but, in legal terms, it remained subjected to the USSR.