Khojaly District (Azerbaijani: Xocalı rayonu) is one of the 66 districts of Azerbaijan. It is located in the west of the country and belongs to the Karabakh Economic Region. The district borders the districts of Kalbajar, Lachin, Shusha, Agdam and Khojavend. Its capital and largest city is Khojaly. As of 2020, the district had a nominal population of 28,800.
|Established||26 November 1991|
|• Total||1,000 km2 (400 sq mi)|
|• Density||29/km2 (75/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (AZT)|
The centre of the district, the town of Khojaly, was also the site of the Khojaly Massacre, the largest massacre throughout the whole Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Following the massacre, most of the district was occupied by Armenian forces. Following the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, Azerbaijan recaptured some villages in the district, while most of the district, including its capital, was put under Russian peacekeeping control.
- Tragedy Massacre in Khojaly Archived 2012-01-05 at the Wayback Machine
- Massacre by Armenians Being Reported