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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In 1924, when the Soviet Union created the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region within Azerbaijan, the region was 94 percent Armenian; in 1989, the figure was 75 percent.