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Aza (until 2003,[1] Yuxarı Aza, Jukhary Aza, Yukary-Aza, and Yukhary Aza "Upper Aza") is a village and municipality in the Ordubad Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. It is located in the left side of the Ordubad-Nakhchivan highway, 17 km in the south-east from the district center, on the right bank of the Gilanchay River. Its population is busy with gardening, vegetable-growing, farming, animal husbandry. There are secondary school, club and a medical center in the village. It has a population of 442.[2]

Aza is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 38°56′18″N 45°49′42″E / 38.93833°N 45.82833°E / 38.93833; 45.82833Coordinates: 38°56′18″N 45°49′42″E / 38.93833°N 45.82833°E / 38.93833; 45.82833
Country Azerbaijan
Autonomous republicNakhchivan
 (2005)[citation needed]
 • Total442
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)


The former name of the village, Yuxarı (Upper) Aza means "Aza village which located in the upper side". Since 2003, the name of the village is officially registered as Aza.[3] At the various sources, this settlement is described as a small town in versions of Aza, Azar, Azat, Azad. In the location of the same city is now located, two villages of Aza and Azadkand.


  1. ^ Azerbaijan Parliament - renaming law
  2. ^ ANAS, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (2005). Nakhchivan Encyclopedia. volume I. Baku: ANAS. p. 46. ISBN 5-8066-1468-9.
  3. ^ Azerbaijan Parliament - renaming law

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