Xurs

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Xurs
Municipality
Xurs is located in Azerbaijan
Xurs
Xurs
Coordinates: 39°12′18″N 45°54′01″E / 39.20500°N 45.90028°E / 39.20500; 45.90028Coordinates: 39°12′18″N 45°54′01″E / 39.20500°N 45.90028°E / 39.20500; 45.90028
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
Rayon Ordubad
Population (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total 156
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)

Xurs (also, Khurs and Khurst) is a village and municipality in the Ordubad Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located in the near of the Ordubad-Nurgut highway, in the north-west from the district center. Its population is busy with gardening, beekeeping, animal husbandry. There are secondary school, club and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 156.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The researchers believe that this name is a variant of the ethnonym of Gorus. According to the sources, in the 16th century the goruslar, one of the cattle-breeder tribes were part of the tribes of Qizilbash. After been settled a part of them in Shirvan by the Safavid shahs, they have spread to the different zones.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 257. 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.