Babek (city)

Babek (Azerbaijani: Babək About this sound(listen)) is a city, municipality and the capital of Babek District, in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.

Babek
Babək
Municipality
The statue of Babak Khorramdin in Babek
The statue of Babak Khorramdin in Babek
Babek is located in Azerbaijan
Babek
Babek
Coordinates: 39°09′07″N 45°26′30″E / 39.15194°N 45.44167°E / 39.15194; 45.44167Coordinates: 39°09′07″N 45°26′30″E / 39.15194°N 45.44167°E / 39.15194; 45.44167
Country Azerbaijan
Autonomous republicNakhchivan
DistrictBabek
Elevation
827 m (2,713 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total3,252
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)

In 2015, by decree of President of Azerbaijan Republic, Qoşadizə village was liquidated and added into the administrative territory of the city of Babek.[2]

HistoryEdit

Before 1978, the settlement was known as Tazakand (Azerbaijani: Təzəkənd). However, it was then renamed in honour of the medieval Persian revolutionary leader Babak Khorramdin[3] who rebelled against the Abbasids. He became a martyr following his capture in the 9th century.

DemographyEdit

As of 2010, Babək has a population of 3252 people.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan[dead link] – World-Gazetteer.com
  2. ^ Naxçıvan Muxtar Respublikasının Babək rayonunun inzibati ərazi bölgüsündə qismən dəyişiklik edilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikasının Qanunu
  3. ^ a b "Описание курорта Бабек, Азербайджан". tury.ru. Retrieved 8 January 2011.

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