Xincab

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Xincab
Municipality
Xincab is located in Azerbaijan
Xincab
Xincab
Coordinates: 39°23′56″N 45°16′34″E / 39.39889°N 45.27611°E / 39.39889; 45.27611Coordinates: 39°23′56″N 45°16′34″E / 39.39889°N 45.27611°E / 39.39889; 45.27611
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Kangarli
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 619
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Xincab (also, Khindzhab, Khyndzhav, and Khynozhov) is a village and municipality in the Kangarli Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located 14 km in the north-east from the district center, on the foothills area. Its population is busy with grain-growing and animal husbandry. There are secondary school, club library and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 619.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the Xincab was created from the same named hydronym. Hydronym was made out from the Persian words of xinq or xınq (gray, gloomy, blurred) and ab (water) means "turbid water, murky river". The village is named like that because it was situated on the bank of muddy water ditch that existed in the past.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 254. 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.