Administrative divisions of Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan is divided into: 59 districts (rayonlar; sing. rayon), 11 cities (şəhərlər; sing. şəhər), 1 autonomous republic (muxtar respublika), which itself contains: 7 districts, 1 city.

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List of administrative divisions

Absheron (Abşeron) (includes an exclave in Baku)
Aghjabadi (Ağcabədi)
Agdam (Ağdam)
Agdash (Ağdaş)
Agstafa (Ağstafa)
Agsu (Ağsu)
Shirvan city (Şirvan; until April 24, 2008, Əli Bayramlı)
Astara
Baku city (Bakı)
Balakan (Balakən)
Barda (Bərdə)
Beylagan (Beyləqan)
Bilasuvar (Biləsuvar)
Jabrayil (Cəbrayıl)
Jalilabad (Cəlilabad)
Dashkasan (Daşkəsən)
Davachi (Dəvəçi)
Fizuli (Füzuli)
Gadabay (Gədəbəy) (borders an exclave of Armenia)
Ganja city (Gəncə)
Goranboy
Goychay (Göyçay)
Hajigabul (Hacıqabul)
Imishli (İmişli)
Ismailli (İsmayıllı)
Kalbajar (Kəlbəcər) (de facto partially in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic)
Kurdamir (Kürdəmir)
Lachin (Laçın)
Lankaran (Lənkəran)
Lankaran city (Lənkəran)
Lerik
Masally (Masallı)
Mingachevir city (Mingəçevir)
Naftalan city
Neftchala (Neftçala)
Oghuz (Oğuz)
Qabala (Qəbələ)
Qakh (Qax)
Qazakh (Qazax) (includes two exclaves in Armenia)
Gobustan
Quba
Qubadli (Qubadlı)
Qusar
Saatly (Saatlı)
Sabirabad
Shaki (Şəki)
Shaki city (Şəki)
Salyan
Shamakhi (Şamaxı)
Shamkir (Şəmkir)
Samukh (Samux)
Siazan (Siyəzən)
Sumqayit city (Sumqayıt)
Shusha (Şuşa) (de facto part of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic)
Shusha city (Şuşa) (de facto part of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic)
Tartar (Tərtər) (de facto partially in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic)
Tovuz (borders an exclave of Armenia)
Ujar (Ucar)
Khachmaz (Xaçmaz)
Khankendi city (Xankəndi) (de facto capital of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic named Stepanakert)
Goygol formerly Khanlar (Xanlar)
Khizi (Xızı)
Khojali (Xocalı) (de facto part of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic)
Khojavend (Xocavənd) (de facto part of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic)
Yardymli (Yardımlı)
Yevlakh (Yevlax)
Yevlakh city (Yevlax)
Zangilan (Zəngilan)
Zaqatala
Zardab (Zərdab)

The territory of Nagorno-Karabakh presently forms part of Azerbaijani rayons of Khojavend, Tartar, Goranboy, Shusha and Kalbajar.

In Soviet times the region was known as Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast; however on November 26, 1991, the Parliament of the Azerbaijan SSR abolished the autonomous status of the NKAO.

Since then the territory of the autonomous oblast has been administratively split between the neighboring rayons, but most of it remains under the control of the ethnic Armenian forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia as result of the Nagorno-Karabakh War.