Khojavend

Khojavend

Distance to Baku

334 km

Population

42,200

 

The district that is located aside from highway Agdam – Fizuly and is placed in the valley at the foot of the mountains at the altitude from 500 to 2725 meters (Big Kirs) above sea level.

Khojavend is famous by its grapes and green marble and is rich of historical and architectural monuments.

At the territory of the district are preserved: cave Taglar, fortress “Ritis”, “Girmizi mebed” (Red sanctuary) in Turg village (X c.), fortress Argunesh at the slope of steep rock, vault of Rzagulu-bek in Dudukchu village (XIII c.), Albanian temple in Taglar village (1241) and other monuments.

One of the interesting constructions in Khojavend is an Amarass monastery in Sos village built in the beginning of IV century. It was a cathedral of Caucasian Albania for many centuries. A school was opened in the monastery in V century.

Due to the fact that since October 2, 1992 the district is under Armenian occupation tourists are not recommended to enter the territory of Khojavend and Nagorno-Karabakh.

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