Ordubad District

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Ordubad
Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Ordubad Rayon
Coordinates: 38°54′N 46°02′E / 38.9°N 46.033°E / 38.9; 46.033Coordinates: 38°54′N 46°02′E / 38.9°N 46.033°E / 38.9; 46.033
Country Azerbaijan
Capital Ordubad
Area
 • Total 970 km2 (370 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 40,600
 • Density 41.86/km2 (108.4/sq mi)
Postal code AZ6900
Telephone code 0136

Ordubad is a rayon of Azerbaijan. It is in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. Ordubad is the capital city and the second largest town in Nakhchivan. In addition Ordubad Rayon includes 47 villages and settlements.

The historic name is Goghtan. This is a Turkic way of saying the Armenian word Vortvat. This means "the wormy place". The banks of the Araxes river has many worms. These worms were used to make inks for printing.