Babek (city)

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Babek

Babək
Municipality
The statue of Babak Khorramdin in Babek
The statue of Babak Khorramdin in Babek
Coat of arms of Babek
Coat of arms
Babek is located in Azerbaijan
Babek
Babek
Coordinates: 39°09′07″N 45°26′30″E / 39.15194°N 45.44167°E / 39.15194; 45.44167Coordinates: 39°09′07″N 45°26′30″E / 39.15194°N 45.44167°E / 39.15194; 45.44167
Country Azerbaijan
Autonomous republicNakhchivan
RayonBabek
Elevation
827 m (2,713 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total3,252
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)

Babək (also, Babek, Babekskiy, and Tazakend) is a city and municipality in and the capital of Babek Rayon, in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.

In 2015, by decree of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Qoşadizə village was liquidated and added into the administrative territory of the city of Babek.[2]

History[edit]

Before the 1978, settlement was known as Tazakand. However, then was renamed in honor of the medieval Persian revolutionary leader Babak Khorramdin[3] who rebelled against the Abbasids. He became a martyr following his capture in the 9th century.

Demography[edit]

As of 2010, Babək has a population of 3252 people.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan Archived June 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine – World-Gazetteer.com
  2. ^ Naxçıvan Muxtar Respublikasının Babək rayonunun inzibati ərazi bölgüsündə qismən dəyişiklik edilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikasının Qanunu
  3. ^ a b "Описание курорта Бабек, Азербайджан". tury.ru. Retrieved 8 January 2011.

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