Şəkərabad

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Şəkərabad
Municipality
Şəkərabad is located in Azerbaijan
Şəkərabad
Şəkərabad
Coordinates: 39°11′23″N 45°26′12″E / 39.18972°N 45.43667°E / 39.18972; 45.43667Coordinates: 39°11′23″N 45°26′12″E / 39.18972°N 45.43667°E / 39.18972; 45.43667
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Babek
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 985
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Şəkərabad (also, Shakyarabad, Shekerabad, and Shekyarabad) is a village and municipality in the Babek Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located 4 km in the north from the district center, on the left bank of the Nakhchivanchay River. Its population is busy with grain-growing, vegetable-growing and animal husbandry. There are secondary school, club, library, moqsue and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 985.[1]

Etymology[edit]

According to the information of the 1886, the village was consisted from the 25 houses. The settlement has been established by the person named Sheker. The name of the village of the Shekerabad means "a village which belongs to Sheker".[2]

Notable natives[edit]

  • Islam Safarli — writer, Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan SSR (1973).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume II. Baku: ANAS. p. 301. 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.
  3. ^ "Сафарли, Ислам Ахмед оглы". Литературная энциклопедия.