Armenian-Azerbaijani conflictThe history of Karabakh is rooted in antiquity, and it is one of the historic provinces of Azerbaijan, an important political, cultural, and spiritual center. Territorial claims of the Armenians against the Azerbaijani people and Azerbaijan are the main reasons for the so-called "Karabakh problem". Karabakh (Arsakh) was inalienable part to all the state formations that have existed on the territory of northern Azerbaijan.
Territories under Occupation
Nagorno-Karabakh 2,069 sq. miles (5,358 sq. km)
Seven Azerbaijani regions beyond Nagorno-Karabakh
3,404 sq. miles (8,818 sq. km)
TOTAL TERRITORIES UNDER OCCUPATION 5,472 sq. miles (14,176 sq. km)
The population of a zone made 165 thousand person (the data for 1989).