Patara village is situated 21 km away from Askeran region, and 27 km away from Stepanakert. There are a number of churches and historical monasteries in the village, including, St. Stepanos, St. Amenaprkich, Dipasen, Oght, as well as Otska and Tseran. The main source of income of the locals is agriculture and cattle breeding. The population of Patara is 837.
The main issues of the village are dilapidated roads, lack of a kindergarten, culture center, municipality, etc. The health care point need to be renovated and the is also a lack of community center in the village.
Hayastan All Armenian Fund built a community center in Patara village of Askeran Region. The community center is a two-story multifunctional building, which includes municipality, event hall, library, computer lab, dispensary and foyer. The community center is furnished, as well as heating and ventilation systems are installed in the building.
Community centers are of vital importance to the ongoing social and economic development of rural areas in Armenia and Artsakh. They help streamline public services, foster a more dynamic civic life, and, ultimately, provide residents with one more compelling reason to continue living and working in their hometowns. The construction of the Patara community center addresses a number of longstanding issues, for instance relieving key public institutions from having to operate in unsuitable quarters.