Qorçulu

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Qorçulu
Municipality
Qorçulu is located in Azerbaijan
Qorçulu
Qorçulu
Coordinates: 39°34′N 44°57′E / 39.567°N 44.950°E / 39.567; 44.950Coordinates: 39°34′N 44°57′E / 39.567°N 44.950°E / 39.567; 44.950
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Sharur
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 705
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Qorçulu (also, Gorchulu and Korchulu) is a village and municipality in the Sharur Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located 5 km away from the district center, on the Sharur plain. Its population is busy with grain-growing, vegetable-growing and animal husbandry. There are secondary school, library, club and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 705.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The settlement was built in the past by the families from the Qorçu (Gorchu) village of Lachin region. The geographical name was made out from the word of Qorçu and the suffix of -lu in the meaning of (belonging) means "people who came from the Qorçu village". The name of Qorçu means "protector". In the 14-18 centuries, in the Azerbaijan the warrior of special security forces, the Guard of the Palace, was called the Qorçu. They used to be wore distinguishing uniform. Qorcular (Gorchus) have carried various positions in the Safavid period.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 218. 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.