Bədəşxan

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Bədəşxan
Municipality
Bədəşxan is located in Azerbaijan
Bədəşxan
Bədəşxan
Coordinates: 39°12′45″N 45°26′22″E / 39.21250°N 45.43944°E / 39.21250; 45.43944Coordinates: 39°12′45″N 45°26′22″E / 39.21250°N 45.43944°E / 39.21250; 45.43944
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Babek
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 281
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Badaşqan (also, Badashgan, Badashkan, until 2003;.[1] Bədəşxan and Badashkhan) is a village and municipality in the Babek Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located 6 km in the north from the district center, on the left bank of the Nakhchivanchay River, in the Nakhchivan plain. Its popularion is busy with grain growing, vegetable-growing and animal husbandry. There are library and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 281.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The local pronunciation form is the Badashgan. According to the opinion of the researchers, badaşqan means "those who close by the heart, a close relative". There is a Badakhshan Province in Tajikistan.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Azərbaycan Respublikasının 1 mart 2003-cü il tarixli, 423-IIQ nömrəli Qanunu (Azerbaijani)
  2. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 75. ISBN 5-8066-1468-9. 
  3. ^ Encyclopedic Dictionary of Azerbaijan Toponyms. In two volumes. Volume I. p. 304. Baku: "East-West". 2007. ISBN 978-9952-34-155-3.