Vayxır, Sharur

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Vayxır
Municipality
Vayxır is located in Azerbaijan
Vayxır
Vayxır
Coordinates: 39°28′17″N 45°00′13″E / 39.47139°N 45.00361°E / 39.47139; 45.00361Coordinates: 39°28′17″N 45°00′13″E / 39.47139°N 45.00361°E / 39.47139; 45.00361
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Sharur
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 939
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Vayxır (also, Vaikhir and Vaykhyr) is a village and municipality in the Sharur Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located 12 km in the south from the district center, on the plain. Its population is busy with farming and animal husbandry. All its public buildings joint with the village of Tumaslı. It has a population of 939.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the village is related with the settlement named the köhnə Vayxır (Old Vaykhyr) which remains the ruins near the Vayxır village of Babek region.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume II. Baku: ANAS. p. 344. ISBN 5-8066-1468-9. 
  2. ^ Encyclopedic dictionary of Azerbaijan toponyms. In two volumes. Volume II. p. 304. Baku: "East-West". 2007. ISBN 978-9952-34-155-3.