Xok

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This article is about the village in Azerbaijan. For the album by NQ Arbuckle, see XOK.
Xok
Municipality
Xok is located in Azerbaijan
Xok
Xok
Coordinates: 39°22′25″N 45°10′18″E / 39.37361°N 45.17167°E / 39.37361; 45.17167Coordinates: 39°22′25″N 45°10′18″E / 39.37361°N 45.17167°E / 39.37361; 45.17167
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Kangarli
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 4,904
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Xok (also, Khok) is a village and municipality in the Kangarli Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located in the near of the Nakhchivan-Sharur highway, 6 km in the north-east from the district center, on the Sharur plain. Its population is busy with grain-growing, fodder and animal husbandry. There are secondary school, club, library and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 4,904.[1]

Etymology[edit]

It is one of the ancient settlements of the Azerbaijan. According to some researchers, the oykonim is related with the Turkic word of xok (khok) // xak (khak) which is used in meaning of the "meadow, pasture". Also could be assumed that the name originated from the Iranian Iranian word of the xak (land).[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.