Ghost Towns: Ağdam, Azerbaijan

This post is part of an occasional series where we visit some of the world’s most interesting abandoned places. The ruined city of Ağdam in southwestern Azerbaijan once had a population of over 150,000 people, but today it’s an almost entirely uninhabited ghost town. The land around the city was part of a dispute between the Azerbaijani military and Armenian forces during the Nagorno-Karabakh war, and in July of 1993, Armenian forces moved through the city and forced out the entire Azerbaijan population. The residents of Ağdam barely had time to pack up their personal belongings and evacuate,…

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