Dərəkənd, Nakhchivan

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Dərəkənd
Municipality
Dərəkənd is located in Azerbaijan
Dərəkənd
Dərəkənd
Coordinates: 39°32′21″N 45°02′57″E / 39.53917°N 45.04917°E / 39.53917; 45.04917Coordinates: 39°32′21″N 45°02′57″E / 39.53917°N 45.04917°E / 39.53917; 45.04917
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
District Sharur
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 1,216
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Dərəkənd (also, Derekend) is a village and municipality in the Sharur District of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan. It is located in the near of the Nakhchivan-Sharur highway, 10 km in the south-east from the district center, on the Sharur plain. Its population is mainly busy with animal husbandry. There are secondary school, library, club and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 1,216.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the Dərəkənd village was made out of components of dərə (valley) and kənd (place of residence, settlement, village) means "the village located in the valley". There has information about establishing the village in the 19th century.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 132. 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.