Official name: The Republic of Artsakh or the Nagorno Karabagh Republic
State Language: Armenian
Religion: Christianity, around 95 percent of the population are followers of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Main Law: the Republic of Artsakh Constitution
Currency: Armenian Dram (AMD), put on circulation in 1993
Population: 146.6 thousand people/ as of January 1, 2013 /
Time Zone: GMT+ 4.00
Ethnic Composition: Armenians (95%), Russians, Ukrainians, Greeks, Georgians, Azerbaijanis and others.
Geographical Location: south-eastern part of the Armenian highland
Largest lakes: Great Al, Lesser Al, Sevlich
Territory: The territory of the Artsakh Republic is more than 12 thousand km2 out of which 1041 km2are under the occupation of Azerbaijan.
/The territory of the Shahoumyan region /together with the Getashen sub-region/ is 2527 km2, 698 km2of which are under the occupation of Azerbaijan/.
Border countries: Armenia (from the West), Azerbaijan (from the North and East), Iran (from the South).
Climate: mostly mild and temperate, in some parts subtropical.
Average atmospheric temperature: +10.9° C
The highest atmospheric temperature: +37°C
The lowest atmospheric temperature: -20°C
Average volume of annual atmospheric precipitations: 587 mm
The average height above the sea level: 1100 m
The highest mountain peaks: Gomshasar – 3724m, Gzhasar-3616m, Tskhut- 3518m, Mrav-3343m, Mets Kirs-2725m
The largest rivers: Araks, Vorotan, Akera, Tartar, Khachen.
Natural resources: marble, granite, andesite, tuff, basalt, limestone, diabase, concrete clays,
pumice, clay, different kind of metals, especially zinc, copper stone, lead, lithographic stone, coal, pyrites, iron, and other metals, water resources.
Capital Stepanakert: + 374 47 /the number starts with 9/
The town of Askeran: + 374 47 /the number starts with 6/
The town of Berdzor: + 374 47 /the number starts with 7/
The town of Hadrout: + 374 47 /the number starts with 5/
The town of Martouni: + 374 47 /the number starts with 8/
The town of Martakert: + 374 47 /the number starts with 4/
The town of Shoushi: + 374 47 /the number starts with 7/
Mobile phone code: + 374 97 /the number/