40.21527777777846.812777777778Koordinaten: 40 ° 13 ' N, 46 ° 49 ' E
Ağdərə ( Azerbaijani ), Martakert (Armenian Մարտակերտ ) or Mardakert (Russian Мардакерт ) is a town in Nagorno-Karabakh dispute between Azerbaijan and the internationally unrecognized Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. The city belongs to the district in Azerbaijan Tərtər. Since the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is located in the city, it is administered by the internationally unrecognized Republic of Nagorno Karabakh. In this she is as Martakert capital of the province Martakert.
According to the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh in 2005 lived in the town of 4214 inhabitants. Other figures assume 11 231 inhabitants in 2010. Many of the Azerbaijani population were displaced during the conflict in other parts of Azerbaijan.
A landmark of the city is built in 1881 and renovated in 2003, the Church of John the Baptist ( Սուրբ Հովհաննես Մկրտիչ եկեղեցի ).
Mardakert belonged since July 7, 1923, the Autonomous Region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the Azerbaijan SSR. In 1989 Mardakert 8325 inhabitants ..
After the beginning of hostilities in Nagorno Karabakh, the Azerbaijani army took the city on 4 July 1992 in the framework of their summer offensive, and controlled it after about a year. On 27 July 1993, the city was conquered by the army of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and since then has been under their control.
Main sectors of the economy were in the 1970s dairy farming and viticulture.