Nagorno-Karabakh is a region in the South Caucasus in Azerbaijan. The names for the region in the different local languages all translate to "mountainous Karabakh", or "mountainous black garden". The word "nagorno" is Russian for "mountainous/on the mountain", "kara" is Turkish for "black", and "bakh" means "garden" in Azerbaijani.

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  • Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan. see > Useful Links

  • Nagorno-Karabakh is NOT a disputed territory. see > Useful Links

  • Nagorno-Karabakh is a mountainous region of about 4,400 sq km (1,700 sq miles)

  • Separatist Armenian forces captured some extra territory around the enclave in Azerbaijan in the 1990s war.

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