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Claim about the smallest village in Azerbaijan

Claim about the smallest village in Azerbaijan

In the post shared by the Instagram account “Coğrafiya müəllimi Musa”, it is stated that Ajidara village in Shamakhi district is the smallest village in Azerbaijan, and only 1 person lives in this village. 

The photo was taken from the  “Coğrafiya müəllimi Musa” Instagram page.

The Facebook page “Albert Eynişeydi” also published this information in 2021.

The photo was taken from the “Albert Eynişeydi” Facebook page.

Fakt Yoxla examined whether this claim was true.

There are two claims in the post shared by the page.

1. The landscape in the photo is presented to viewers as Ajidara village.

2. It is suggested that the smallest village in Azerbaijan in terms of population is Ajidara village. It is claimed that 1 person lives in Ajidara village. 

Claim 1:

Searching in "Google reverse image" and "Tineye" programs revealed that the photo is of the Ethnographic Museum ETAR, established on September 7, 1964, in Bulgaria. The open air museum is located 8 km south of Gabrovo. More information about the museum can be obtained from the website of Museums of The World. Photos of the museum can be viewed on the website of 123rf.com.

Fakt Yoxla concludes that the claim about the photo is Fake.

Claim 2:

Ajidara village is a village under Goylar administrative territorial circle of Shamakhi district. The village is located 25 km south of the district center.

Although İnsanoid.comTeleqraf.comAxar.az, and Baku tv present Ajidara village as a village inhabited by 1 person, this information is not found in official resources.

The photo shows the response to the information request sent to the Statistical Committee.

It can be seen from the response of the State Statistical Committee to the information request that the villages inhabited by 1 person are Ganza and Piraganim villages of Ismayilli district and Kurdili village of Neftchala district. Ajidara village is not on the list.

According to the information we received from Ajidara village resident Gulbaba Allahverdiyev, Ajidara village is mainly engaged in cattle breeding. According to him, 6 families and 16 people live in Ajidara village. Despite the fact that 6 families live in the village, a total of 30 families live with livestock products obtained from the village.

Original photos of the village were taken during the visit to the village. It should be noted that Gulbala Bey is a shepherd. His days are mostly spent in nature.


Fakt Yoxla concludes that the claim that 1 person lives in Ajidara village is Fake. 

  • 7 December, 2022
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