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populated district
Flag of Nakhichevan-on-Don
Founded by Armenians of Crimea
Named for an ancient area of Armenia, Nakhichevan
Time zone MSK (UTC+3)
 • Summer (DST) MSD (UTC+4)

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 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).

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  • R.G. Hovanissian (ed.) The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times Volume Two (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), p. 110

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Coordinates: 47°13′53″N 39°45′25″E / 47.23139°N 39.75694°E / 47.23139; 39.75694