Babek (city)

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Babek
Babək
Municipality
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 republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Babek
Elevation 827 m (2,713 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 3,252
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

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]

Demography[edit]

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

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