Spitamen District is a district in north-central Sughd, Tajikistan, stretching across the province's narrow part from the border with Uzbekistan to the border with Kyrgyzstan. Population 98,600 (2003 data). Formerly called Nau District (Russian: Науский район) or Nov District (Tajik: Nohiya-i Nov, Ноҳияи Нов; Persian: ناحیۀ ناو), it was renamed Spitamen district by a resolution of parliament in November 2003. The district capital is Nau (Tajik: Нов, Nov), located south-west of Khujand at 40°8′59″N 69°22′12″E / 40.14972°N 69.37000°ECoordinates: 40°8′59″N 69°22′12″E / 40.14972°N 69.37000°E.
The district is named after Spitamen who led the Sogdians in a revolt against the forces of Alexander the Great in 329-328 BCE.
The district is divided administratively into jamoats. They are as follows (and population).
- ^ Republic of Tajikistan, map showing administrative division as of January 1, 2004, "Tojikkoinot" Cartographic Press, Dushanbe
- ^ Renaming of Nau district to Spitamen district, Parliamentary Resolution No. 460, Majlisi Milli Majlisi Oli, 23 November 2003 (Russian).
- ^ B. Ghafurov, The Tajiks, Nauka Publ. House, Moscow (1972), pp. 93-97 (Russian).
- ^ "List of Jamoats". UN Coordination, Tajikistan. Retrieved April 4, 2009.