#Khankendi city means “village of the Khan” since it was founded by Ibrahim Khalil Khan.
#Khankendi was renamed by Soviet government.
After regaining independence #Azerbaijan🇦🇿 returned the real name to its historical land.
#KhankendiNotStepanakert ⤵️ ImageImageImageImage
Although there were no Armenians or Russians in Khankendi in 1813, in 1847 there was a house and an Armenian church inhabited by 80 Armenian and 52 Russian families. Nevertheless, in 1847 the settlement was officially named Khankendi on the maps of Russia #KhanendiNotStepanakert Image
Shaumyan-turning it into Stepanakert. Shaumyan was renowned amongst Khankendi’s Armenian population for being the organizer of the Anti-Azerbaijani massacres. #KhankendiNotStepanakert #KarabakhisAzerbaijan⤵️
A research map by Scottish geographer Alexander Keith Johnson in 1861. The names of the cities are written in the #Azerbaijani language: #Karabagh #Khankendi #Shusha #Askeran #Agoglan etc
#KhankendiNotStepanakert Image
Founded by the #Karabakh khans at the end of the 18th century as a vacation destination for the Khan’s family members,the city’s name literally translates from #Azerbaijani to “the village of the Khans”. In 1918,the Soviet government renamed the city after a bolshevik Stepan ⤵️ Image
In September 1923, the city was renamed Stepan Shaumyan "Stepanakert", but in 1991, by the decision of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan, the former name of the city "Khankendi" was restored.
#KhankendiNotStepanakert ⤵️
Asia Minor, the Caucasus and the Black Sea
London: Edward Stanford, 1890

#KhankendiNotStepanakert ImageImage
🇦🇿✉️ 1919 stamp with the name "Khankendi".

The name "#Khankendi" was changed to "#Stepanakert" in 1923.

In 1991, the original name of the #Azerbaijani city was restored ⤵️ Image
Khankendi is an ancient city of Azerbaijan and belongs only to Azerbaijan. #Khankendi
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Here, what is written in the Armenian book shows everything clearly. Khankendi - the name is written correctly. Even the name of Shusha city is given correctly. Khankendi is and will be an ancient Azerbaijani city! Image
Those who want to learn more about Khankendi, read here.⬇️

#Khankendi virtualkarabakh.az/en/post-item/2…

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