The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.

Karabakh regions

Shusha

Shusha had gained administrative status since 08.08.1930. Its center is city Shusha. Area is 0.29 thosand square kilometers, population is 31,0 thousand people. It was occupied by armenian groups on May 8th, 1992.
Before occupation it had one city and one town named Turshsu, 37 villages. 

Aghdam

Region Aghdam borders on Aghjabedi, Tartar, Barda, Kalbajar, Askeran, Khojavend and Fuzuli regions.  The area is 1,150 sq. km; population is 186 thousand people (01.04.2013). As a region it was established on 08.08. 1930.  Region Aghdam consisted of 1 city, 2 settlements (Guzanli and Acharli) and 123 villages. The villages are:  Eyvazlı, Baghbanlar, İsmayilbeyli, Mughanli, Pirzadli, Saybali, Bash Guneypeye, Boyahmedli, Gizil Kengerli, Mollalar, Salahli Kengerli, Sofulu,

Kelbajar

Kelbajar region borders on the Republic of Armenia in the west, Dashkesen, Khanlar (now: Goygol) regions, Terter region in the north-east, Aghdam, Khojali in the east, Lachin region in the south.  The territory of the region Lachin is 3054 km2 and there was one regional centre, one urban-type settlement and 145 villages there. About 20 villages of Aghdere region were included in Lachin adminstarative division.

Khojaly

Region Khojali was established on the basis of Askeran  region on 26 November, 1991. The territory of the region was occupied by Armenian armed forces in 1991-1992 years. Area of the region is 0, 94 thousand square kilometers, population is 26, 0 thousand (01.01.2011) people. The distance between Khojali and Baku is 375 kilometers. 

Khankendi

Khankendi is located on the Gargar River, at the eastern foot of the Caucasus range, in 385 kilometers’ distance from Baku. Adminstratively, Khankendi combines one city (Khankendi) and  one settlement( Karkijahan). It was the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region. Its  territory is 8.8 km², population is 55.5 thousand people (01.01.2013). The city of Khankendi was occupied by Armenian armed forces on December 28, 1991.

Lachin

Lachin region, is located in mountainous terrain, in the south-west of the Azerbaijan Republic.  It borders on Kalbajer in  the north, Khojaly, Shusha and Khojavand regions  in the east, Gubadli region in  the south  and the Republic of Armenia in the west.
There were the rarest  mahogany tree forests in the world, , different kinds of  mineral water, cobalt, uranium, mercury, gold, iron, marble deposits in different colors, too many medicinal plants in the territory of Lachin.

Khojavand

Region Khojavand was established on the basis of Martuni and Hadrut regions on 26 November, 1991, after the liquidation of Nagorno-Karabakh autonomous region. Area of the region is 1.46 thousand square kilometers, population is 42,4 thousand (01.04.2013) people. The distance between Khojavand and Baku is 334 kilometers. Khojavand combines 1 city (Khojavand), 2 big towns (Hadrut and Girmizi Bazar), and 81 villages.

Gubadli

Gubadli region was formed on March 14, 1933. There was one city (Gubadli), 93 villages there. The villages are:  Ashaghı Jibikli, Khallava, Yukhari Jibikli, Balasoltanli, Garaimanli, Padar, Basharat, Armudlu, Deshdahat, Hat, Milanli, Chardagli, Eyin, Khaladge, Tarovlu, Chereli, Boyuneker, Saldash,  Demirchiler, Poladli, Dondarli, Dileli, Muskenli, Mirler, Goyerjik, Əliquluuşağı, Fərcan, Göyyal, Hərtiz, Zor, Bəxtiyarlı, Saray, Hal, Ballıqaya, Qəzyan, Məmər, Mollali, Hemzeli, 

Zangilan

Zangilan is situated in the south-west of the Azerbaijan Republic, on Baku-Julfa-Nakhchivan railway and highway and is of great strategic importance. It borders on Armenia and Iran.  
At the beginning of the nineteenth century, after the occupation of the South Caucasus by Russia the new territorial-administrative division was carried out there. Yelizavetpol province was created in 1868. 

Jabrayil

Jabrayil region is situated in the south of the Azerbaijan Republic, on the Minor Caucasus Mountains. It border on  the Iran Islamic Republic in the south, Zangilan in the south-west, Gubadli in the west, Khojavend in the north, Fizuli in the east.The distance between Jabrayil and Baku is 338km.

Fizuli

 Region Fizuli  was founded  in 1827 and the initial name was Garabulag. 08.08.1930 Fizuli granted an administrative district status  and was  called Karyagin. The town was renamed Fuzuli in 1959 on the occasion of the 400th birthday anniversary of  great poet Muhammed Fuzuli. Though it was founded in 1827, the findings in Azikh cave proves  that  it was one of the  ancient human settlements.