Babəki

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Babəki
Municipality
Babəki is located in Azerbaijan
Babəki
Babəki
Coordinates: 39°30′N 44°58′E / 39.500°N 44.967°E / 39.500; 44.967Coordinates: 39°30′N 44°58′E / 39.500°N 44.967°E / 39.500; 44.967
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
District Sharur
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 113
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Babəki (also, Babaki and Babeki) is a village and the least populous municipality in the Sharur District of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan. It is located 8 km in the south-east from the district center, on the valley of the Araz River, on the plain. Its population is busy with grain-growing, horticulture, vegetable-growing, foddering and animal husbandry. There are secondary school, club and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 113.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The village of Babəki was established in the middle of the 20th century by the a group of young families which were moved out from the neighboring village of Çərçiboğan (Carchibogan) and settled in here. The toponym reflects in itself, the name of the national hero Babek. The name means "belonging to Babek, supporters of Babek".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 73. 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.