Basic Facts about NKR
Name: Lernayin Gharabaghi Hanrapetutyun / Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR), also known as Mountainous Karabakh, or Artsakh in Armenian
Size: 4457 sq. miles
Population: 145,000 (2002 est.)
Language: Hayeren / Armenian (Indo-European language family)
Ethnic Composition: Over 95% Armenian, 5% minorities
Religion: Armenian Apostolic Christian, with some Orthodox, Evangelicals and Jews
Minorities: Assyrians, Kurds, Greeks
Neighboring States: Republic of Azerbaijan; Soviet-era borders placed NKR four kilometers east of Armenia, but today Lachin corridor makes the two contiguous.
Flag: Tricolor, equal stripes of red, blue and orange with white squares.
National Currency: Dram (abbr. AMD)
Land: Mostly mountainous
Largest Towns: Stepanakert, Shushi, Martuni, Mardakert, Hadrout
Highest Peaks: Mt. Mrav 3,340 m., Mt. Kirs 2,725 m.
Largest Body of Water: Sarsang Reservoir
Rivers: Terter, Khachen
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