Ləkit

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Ləkit
Municipality
Ləkit is located in Azerbaijan
Ləkit
Ləkit
Coordinates: 41°29′15″N 46°50′51″E / 41.48750°N 46.84750°E / 41.48750; 46.84750Coordinates: 41°29′15″N 46°50′51″E / 41.48750°N 46.84750°E / 41.48750; 46.84750
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Qakh
Population
 • Total 1,510
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Ləkit (also, Lekit and Lyakit) is a village and municipality in the Qakh Rayon of Azerbaijan. It has a population of 1,510.[1]

History and Etymology[edit]

In written historic courses which have been saved up to the present, the village has been mentioned for the first time in a Georgian Gospel's Anderdzi (postscript), written in 1300-1310, during the reign of king George V the Brilliant of Georgia. It is said that catholicos of Georgia Ekvtime III visited Lekarti Saint Nino church, then part of the Kak-Eliseni district of the Kakheti province of Kingdom of Georgia.[2] Originally the village was called "Lekarti".

The village's oldest name "Lekarti" (Georgian: ლექართი) is of Georgian origins and means "the place of Georgians". Among the Dagestani Lezgins the village is also known as "Georgians' village".[3] Current Azerbaijani name Ləkit is derived from this form.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Qax Rayon İcra Hakimiyyəti: İcra Hakimiyyəti: Bələdiyyələr: Qax rayonu inzibati ərazi dairələri üzrə nümayəndəliklər və bələdiyyələr haqqında məlumat
  2. ^ Janashvili, Mose, "History of Georgia", Second edition by Zakaria Chichinadze, Tbilisi, 1895, p. 205, [1] (in Georgian)
  3. ^ Adamia, Ilia, "Georgian National Architecture", book 3, Saingilo, Tbilisi, 1979, p.p. 124-125; IB335, M-605 (in Georgian)