Babek District

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Babek
Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Babek Rayon
Coordinates: 39°09′N 45°26′E / 39.15°N 45.433°E / 39.15; 45.433Coordinates: 39°09′N 45°26′E / 39.15°N 45.433°E / 39.15; 45.433
Country Azerbaijan
Area
 • Total 1,170 km2 (450 sq mi)
Population (1999 census)
 • Total 71,400
 • Density 61.03/km2 (158.1/sq mi)
Postal code 6700
Telephone code 0136

Babek or Babak is a rayon of Azerbaijan. It is in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. It surrounds but does not include Nakhchivan City. It used to be named Nakhchivan. The current name is for Babak Khorramdin. Khorramdin led a 23 year long uprising against the Abbasid Caliphate in Iran.