Nakhichevan-on-Don (Russian: Нахичевань-на-Дону, Russian pronunciation: [nɐxʲɪt͡ɕɪˈvan nədɐˈnu]), also known as Nor Nakhichevan (Armenian: Նոր Նախիջևան, Armenian pronunciation: [nɔɾ nɑχitʃʰɛˈvɑn] literally New Nakhichevan, as opposed to the old Nakhchivan City) is an Armenian-populated district in the city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia. In 1778, Catherine the Great invited Armenian merchants from the Crimea to Russia. After moving to the area, they established a settlement on the Don, which they named "Nor Nakhichevan", after one of the ancient areas of Armenia, Nakhichevan, now an exclave of Azerbaijan. In 1928 Nor Nakhichevan was combined with Rostov-on-Don and was renamed into Proletarsky rayon (district).
People associated with Nakhichevan-on-Don
- R.G. Hovanissian (ed.) The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times Volume Two (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), p. 110
Coordinates: 47°13′53″N 39°45′25″E / 47.23139°N 39.75694°E