|• Governor||Valery Gevorkian|
|• Total||1,877 km2 (725 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 2nd|
|• Rank||Ranked 5th|
|• Density||7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)|
Hadrut Province (Armenian: Հադրութի շրջան) is a province of the Republic of Artsakh. While the province is de facto part of Artsakh, the Republic has limited international recognition and the territory of the province is, de jure, part of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
During the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, heavy fighting took place in and around the city of Hadrut. Independent sources confirmed that the Azerbaijani army took control of the city of Hadrut on either 14 or 15 October 2020.
Hadrut Province forms the Republic of Artsakh's southern border and is one of its most mountainous parts. Villages are primarily found along two river valleys and scattered in lower elevations on the very southern fringe. Excavations of the Azokh Cave show that humans have inhabited this area for tens of thousands of years, and the region has a rich history.
Hadrut province has 30 communities of which 1 is considered urban and 29 are rural. The most important problems are drinking and irrigation water, and internal communication roads. Some villages are lacking a telephone network and some have difficulties with watching Armenian TV channels. More than 340 people of Hadrut Region fell victim during the Nagorno-Karabakh war. Nearly 30% of its area has been ruined and burnt several times.
Sites of interest
- Town of Hadrut
- Monastery of Spitak Khatch (Սպիտակ Խաչ; White Cross), 14th century
- Gtichavank monastery (Գտիչի վանք), 1241–1248
- Anapat Church (Անապատ եկեղեցի), 13th century, near the village of Togh (Տող)
- Khodaafarin Bridges
- "An Execution in Hadrut". Bellingcat. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
- "President of Azerbaijan: 'Hadrut settlement and several villages liberated from occupation'". APA.az. 9 October 2020. Archived from the original on 10 October 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
Azerbaijan's Hadrut settlement and several villages were liberated from Armenian aggressors, President Ilham Aliyev said this in his address to the nation, APA reports.
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