Qarxun, Nakhchivan

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Qarxun is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 39°32′47″N 45°00′31″E / 39.54639°N 45.00861°E / 39.54639; 45.00861Coordinates: 39°32′47″N 45°00′31″E / 39.54639°N 45.00861°E / 39.54639; 45.00861
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Sharur
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 1,924
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Qarxun (also, Karkhun) is a village and municipality in the Sharur Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located in the near of the Sharur-Nakhchivan highway, 3 km away from the district center, on the right bank of the Arpachay River, on the plain. Its population is busy with grain-growing, vegetable-growing, beet-growing and animal husbandry. There are the iron - concrete products and gravel separating factories, secondary school, cultural house, kindergarten and a hospital in the village. It has a population of 1,924.[1]


The name is related with the name of an ancient Turkic tribe karkun. First time the Fazlullah Rashidaddin (13th century) has reported about this tribe. Abulghazi Khan (16th century) noted that the karkınlar (karkyns) are tribes of one of the grandsons of Oghuz Khan's third son Yulduz Khan. It is mentions that one of the tribes of Qaraqalpaqlar (Karakalpaks) was called Qarkın. There is no doubt in vicinity of this tribe with the same named tribes which settled in the Azerbaijan. Karkınlar within Oghuz tribes have been settled in Azerbaijan in the 1030s–1040s and were mixed with local tribes. There also exist the same named villages in territory of Dagestan, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Some researchers says that the Garkhun tribes are related with the black Huns.[2]


  1. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 321. 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.