STEPANAKERT, JULY 11, ARMENPRESS: Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh are planning to conduct the first ever population census, since it declared independence from Azerbaijan, later this year, between October 18-27.
Sergey Davtian, the head of Karabakh statistical service, said the census ‘will become another step towards consolidation of Karabakh’s independence.” He said the census returns will help the government to design its projects and forecast social-economic developments.
A special government commission, headed by a deputy prime minister, was established to conduct the census. The last population census in Karabakh was held in 1989, when it had a population of 192,000. Armenians made 76% and Azeri 23%, with Russian and Kurdish minorities. The capital city is Stepanakert.