Babek District

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Babek
Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Babek Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Babek Rayon
Country Azerbaijan
Area
 • Total 1,170 km2 (450 sq mi)
Population (1999 census)
 • Total 71,400
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Postal code 6700
Telephone code 0136

Babek or Babak (Azerbaijani: Babək) is a rayon of Azerbaijan Republic in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. It surrounds but does not include Nakhchivan City and was formerly known as Nakhchivan. The current name honours Babak Khorramdin, who led a 23-year-long uprising against the Abbasid Caliphate in Iran.

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Coordinates: 39°09′N 45°26′E / 39.150°N 45.433°E / 39.150; 45.433