Çeşməbasar

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Çeşməbasar
Municipality
Çeşməbasar is located in Azerbaijan
Çeşməbasar
Çeşməbasar
Coordinates: 39°07′32″N 45°31′05″E / 39.12556°N 45.51806°E / 39.12556; 45.51806Coordinates: 39°07′32″N 45°31′05″E / 39.12556°N 45.51806°E / 39.12556; 45.51806
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Babek
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 909
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Çeşməbasar (also, Cheshmabasar and Cheshmasara) is a village and municipality in the Babek Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located in the left side of the Nakhchivan-Ordubad highway, 8 km from the district center, on the plain. Its population is busy with grain-growing and animal husbandry. There are secondary school, club, library and mosque in the village. It has a population of 909.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Çeşməbasar - is located on the Araz plain. Until the beginning of the 19th century, the area of the village was the planting area of the village of Güznüt. Çeşməbasar (Cheshmabasar) means "place which coverd with water". Local residents say that the actual name of the village was Çeşməsara (Cheshmasara). Made from the words of Çeşmə (spring) and sara (net, pure), this geographical name means as "pure water" and explained by the fact that in the past, the surrounding area were many carbonate springs.[2]

Notable Natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 119. ISBN 5-8066-1468-9. 
  2. ^ Encyclopedic dictionary of Azerbaijan toponyms. In two volumes. Volume I. p. 304. Baku: "East-West". 2007. ISBN 978-9952-34-155-3