Agdam

Ağdam is a town in the southwestern part of Azerbaijan and the capital of its Agdam Rayon.

In July 1993, after heavy fighting, Agdam was captured by the forces of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic during its 1993 summer offensives. As the town fell, its entire population fled eastwards.

In the immediate aftermath of the fighting, the Armenian forces destroyed much of Agdam to prevent its recapture by Azerbaijan. More damage occurred in the following decades when the deserted town was looted for building materials. Agdam is currently a ruinous, uninhabited ghost town. The town’s large mosque also survives in bad condition.

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Lat: 39.9930573 Long: 46.9305573

2 Comments

  1. Eeuwout
    Posted September 11th, 2011 at 14:00 | Permalink

    Hello Erik,

    Nice to see your ducks. I am preparing a powerpoint of Armernia, wich I sent to you.

    After Armenia I had a good trip to Georgia, I hope you had a nice holiday in Norway.

    I have a good remeberence rende to our trip in Armenia and Nagorno Karabach.

    All The best. Eeuwout.

  2. Erik Bolstad
    Posted September 13th, 2011 at 07:07 | Permalink

    Thanks a lot! It was good to have such great travel company! You, the swiss girl, me and the ducks were a great little team 🙂

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