Map of Azerbaijan showing Khojaly rayon
|Established||26 November 1991|
|• Total||1,000 km2 (400 sq mi)|
|• Density||28/km2 (73/sq mi)|
|Telephone code||(+994) 26|
Khojaly District (Azerbaijani: Xocalı rayonu) is a rayon of Azerbaijan, with the administrative centre being in the town of Khojaly. It borders Kalbajar District to the north, Lachin District to the west, Agdam District to the east and Shusha and Khojavend districts to the south.
Most of the district, including its centre, is currently under the control of the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh. Some villages of the district were recaptured by Azerbaijan during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. Centre of the district, the town of Khojaly, was also the site of the Khojaly Massacre, the largest massacre throughout the whole Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
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Khojaly district is located in the currently occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. The territory of the district is mountainous. The highest altitudes are Qirkhqiz and Gizgala, the main rivers are Gargar and Badara. The climate is mild-hot except the mountainous area.
- Ramil Usubov - the current Minister of Internal Affairs of Republic of Azerbaijan.;
- Elman Mammadov - Azerbaijani politician who serves as the Member of National Assembly of Azerbaijan from 124th Shusha-Fizuli-Khojali-Khojavend district. He's a veteran of the First Nagorno-Karabakh War.
- Alif Hajiyev - Azerbaijani officer, Commandant of Khojaly Airport and National Hero of Azerbaijan.
- Tofig Huseynov - Azerbaijani army commander.
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