Oğuzkənd

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Oğuzkənd
Municipality
Oğuzkənd is located in Azerbaijan
Oğuzkənd
Oğuzkənd
Coordinates: 39°31′19″N 45°02′39″E / 39.52194°N 45.04417°E / 39.52194; 45.04417Coordinates: 39°31′19″N 45°02′39″E / 39.52194°N 45.04417°E / 39.52194; 45.04417
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Sharur
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 722
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Oğuzkənd (also, Oghuzkand and Oguz-kend; until 2003, Sovxoz[1]) is a municipality and village in the Sharur Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located 16 km away from the district center. Its population is busy with foddering and animal husbandry. There are secondary school, club and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 722.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Its former name was Sovxoz (Sovkhoz). The name of Sovxoz was established during the Soviet period. Sovkhoz is a shortened version of the phrase of "Soviet farm". The name of the Oguzkənd village is related with the name of the Oghuz Turks and means "the village of Oghuzs".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Azerbaijan Parliament renaming law
  2. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 201. ISBN 5-8066-1468-9. 
  3. ^ Encyclopedic dictionary of Azerbaijan toponyms. In two volumes. Volume I. p. 304. Baku: "East-West". 2007. ISBN 978-9952-34-155-3.