Khankendi


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Khankendi

(khänkăn`dē), formerly

Stepanakert

(styĭpän'əkyĕrt`), city (1989 pop. 56,705), capital of Nagorno-KarabakhNagorno-Karabakh
, region (1990 pop. 192,000), 1,699 sq mi (4,400 sq km), SE Azerbaijan, between the Caucasus and the Karabakh range. Khankendi (the capital, formerly Stepanakert) and Shusha are the chief towns.
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, a breakaway region of Azerbaijan. Silk, wine, and food are processed in the city. Khankendi became a town in the 1920s. Khankendi suffered severe damage from both the 1988 Armenian earthquake and the Armenian-Azeri war for control of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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The Khankendi vessel is currently 80 percent complete and is on track for full completion by April 2017 when Shah Deniz Stage 2 subsea construction activities are planned to commence.
In October last year, Armenia announced its intention to open the airport of Khankendi in order to operate civil flights from and to Yerevan.
On February 25-26, 1992, the Armenian armed forces, together with the 366th infantry regiment of Soviet troops stationed in Khankendi committed an act of genocide against the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly.
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The speech delivered by the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on August 5 at the opening of the so-called "panarmenian games" in Khankendi city of the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan and his populist statements far from the reality demonstrate what oblivious and helpless person he is, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said,Trendreports on Aug.
Pashinyan's speech in Khankendi, dedicated to 'unity, solidarity, development and prosperity' for Armenia, Karabakh and the Diaspora.
A document on "establishing friendly relations" with Azerbaijan's Khankendi city occupied by Armenia was adopted in the municipality of Australia's Reid city, spokesperson for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Leyla Abdullayeva said,Trendreports on July 24.