Mincivan, Zangilan

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Coordinates: 39°01′48″N 46°43′07″E / 39.03000°N 46.71861°E / 39.03000; 46.71861

Street in Mincivan
Street in Mincivan
Mincivan is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 39°01′48″N 46°43′07″E / 39.03000°N 46.71861°E / 39.03000; 46.71861
Country Azerbaijan
 • Total300
Time zoneUTC+4 (UTC)

Mincivan is a town in the Zangilan District of Azerbaijan.


Mincivan was part of the Zangezur Uyezd of the Elisabethpol Governorate of Russian Empire.

According to Soviet census of 1933, Mincivan town of Zangilan District of Azerbaijan SSR had 322 residents (169 men, 153 women). The entire village council (the villages of Bakharly, Dellakli and Tarakeme), whose center was Minjivan, consisted solely of Azerbaijanis.[2]

Mincivan had 5,506 residents in 1989.[3] The city was occupied by ethnic Armenian forces in 1993 and the Azerbaijani residents of the city were deported during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War. The town was then under de facto control of the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh and administrated as part of its Kashatagh Province. During this period the town was known as Միջնավան, Mijnavan.

There were 300 people living in the town as of 2015.[1]

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev stated that the Azerbaijani army had taken control of the town on 21 October 2020.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b 2015 Artsakh official census
  2. ^ Административное деление АССР [Administrative division of the ASSR]. Baku: AzUNKHU Edition. 1933. p. 100.
  3. ^ "Demoscope Weekly - Application. Handbook of statistical indicators". www.demoscope.ru. 2017.
  4. ^ @azpresident (21 October 2020). "Rəşadətli Azərbaycan Ordusu Zəngilan rayonunun Mincivan qəsəbəsi." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Aliyev announces control seized over 22 settlements in Karabakh". TASS. 21 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.