Xəlilli, Nakhchivan

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Xəlilli
Municipality
Xəlilli is located in Azerbaijan
Xəlilli
Xəlilli
Coordinates: 39°15′34″N 45°26′20″E / 39.25944°N 45.43889°E / 39.25944; 45.43889Coordinates: 39°15′34″N 45°26′20″E / 39.25944°N 45.43889°E / 39.25944; 45.43889
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Babek
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 630
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Xəlilli (also, Khalilli and Khalilly) is a village and municipality in the Babek Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located in the left side of the Ordubad-Nakhchivan highway, 16 km in the north from the district center, on the right bank of the Nakhchivanchay River, on the plain. Its population is busy with grain-growing, vegetable-growing, poultry and animal husbandry. There are secondary school, library, club and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 630.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the village is related with the name of the Xəlillilər tribe. The Xəlillilər (khalilliler) which was part of the Kayı tribe of Turkic origin, was moved from the Western Turkestan in the thirteenth century, some of them lived in the Shirvan region.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 252. 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.