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Nagorno-Karabakh UPSC Notes | Geography

Where is Nagorno-Karabakh – Caspian sea and basic details – countries on the bank -Geographical location (Prelims)


Where is Nagorno-Karabakh?

  • Nagorno-Karabakh is a mountainous and heavily forested region that is recognised as part of Azerbaijan under international law.
  • Nagorno-Karabakh region is a mountainous landlocked region in the South Caucasus.
  • Artsakh is another name for the region.
  • The South Caucasus, also known as Transcaucasia, is a region in Eastern Europe and Western Asia that lies along the southern Caucasus Mountains.
  • Nagorno-Karabakh lies in the mountainous range of Karabakh.
  • Major ethnic group of the region is Armenian

Caspian Sea and basic details

  • The Caspian Sea, also known as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea, is the world's largest inland body of water
  • It is an endorheic basin that connects Europe and Asia.

Countries Located on its Bank

  • Azerbaijan
  • Iran
  • Kazakhstan
  • Russia
  • Turkmenistan

  • The seabed is the Earth's second-lowest natural relief depression.
  • The Caspian Sea, as an inland lake, is home to a diverse array of indigenous marine flora and fauna. To avoid ecological harm, the majority of these are protected species.
  • To indicate their origin, some species unique to the Sea have been prefixed with the term "Caspian." The Caspian tern, Caspian gull, Caspian turtle, and the aforementioned Caspian seal are all examples of this.
  • Mineral resources, such as oil and gas, are heavily reliant on countries bordering the Caspian Sea. This accounts for roughly ten percent of their GDP and forty percent of all exports.



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Where is Nagorno-Karabakh – Caspian sea and basic details – countries on the bank -Geographical location (Prelims)
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