Gərməçataq

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Gərməçataq
Municipality
Gərməçataq is located in Azerbaijan
Gərməçataq
Gərməçataq
Coordinates: 39°29′29″N 45°25′59″E / 39.49139°N 45.43306°E / 39.49139; 45.43306Coordinates: 39°29′29″N 45°25′59″E / 39.49139°N 45.43306°E / 39.49139; 45.43306
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Babek
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 507
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Gərməçataq (also, Kərməçatax, Germachatakh, Girmechatakh, and Kyarmachatakh) is a village and municipality in the Babek Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located 41 km in the north from the district center, on the average mountainous area. Its population is busy with gardening, beekeeping and animal husbandry. There are secondary school, club and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 507.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the village is associated with Gərməçatax (Garmachatakh) River which is flowing from this area. The original version is Girməcatax. It is the left tributary of the Jahrychay River. Hydronym was made with components of Girmə (the crossing location of the river) and catax (two-headed, double, adjacent to each other) and means "the river adjacent in the crossing place".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 208. 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.