Talk:History of Azerbaijan/Aturpatkan

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Aturpatkan, old region, northwest of Iran, approximately corresponding to Azarbaijan. The region was a part of the Median country during the Achaemenid era. After the attack of Alexander of Macedon, it was named after Aturpat [Atropates] (the ruler of the state). It is this name that has been transformed to Azarbaigan, Azarbaijan (Arabized), and (tamperingly) Azarabadgan.

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