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Askeran is a town within administrative-territorial area of the Khojaly region of Azerbaijan Republic. It is located at the banks of Qarqarchay. The name of this town was taken from Askeran fortress, one of the fortresses built by Karabakh khans in the XVIII century. The castle was built at the place once called in the past as Askeran. The name of the place was taken from known to the ancient sources, word “eski” - old and Aran (Arran toponym) and means the "Old Arran, ancient Aran". In "Albanian History” the name of this place was given as Mets Aran (Big Aran).
While the occupation of Khojaly region by the Armenians the town of Askeran (February 1992) was occupied, too and now under Armenian seize.




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