Nakhchivan (city)

Coordinates: 39°12′58″N 45°24′38″E / 39.21611°N 45.41056°E / 39.21611; 45.41056
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Nakhchivan is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 39°12′58″N 45°24′38″E / 39.21611°N 45.41056°E / 39.21611; 45.41056
Country Azerbaijan
Autonomous RepublicNakhchivan
 • Total190 km2 (70 sq mi)
873 m (2,864 ft)
 • Total94,500
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)

Nakhchivan (Azerbaijani: Naxçıvan) is the capital of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, located 450 km (280 mi) west of Baku. The city is spread over the foothills of Zangezur chain, on the right bank of the Nakhchivan River at an altitude of almost 1,000 m (3,300 ft).

History[change | change source]

Nakhchivan is an ancient city with a rich history, located in Azerbaijan. It has roots dating back to ancient times, and its strategic position made it a significant cultural and trade center along the Silk Road. Over the centuries, it has been under various empires, including Persian, Ottoman, and Russian control. Today, Nakhchivan stands as a blend of historical heritage and modern influence.[2]

Universities and colleges[change | change source]

Nakhchivan is one of Azerbaijan's main centres of education. Universities here are:

  • Nakhchivan State University
  • Nakhchivan Private University
  • Nakhchivan Teachers Institute

Sports[change | change source]

Football and Futsal are the most popular sports in Nakhchivan. The city's Araz Naxçivan is one of the top futsal clubs in the European futsal arena. They regularly participate in the UEFA Futsal Cup.[3][4][5]

Notable People[change | change source]

  • Heydar Aliyev - Former President of Azerbaijan.
  • Fuzuli - Azerbaijani poet and one of the greatest contributors to Azerbaijani literature.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population of Azerbaijan". State Statistics Committee. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  2. "Nakhchivan (city) - Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia". 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2023-10-21.
  3. Футзальный клуб «Араз» определился с соперниками по элитному раунду Кубка чемпионов Archived 2012-07-07 at (in Russian)
  4. Happy Friday night for Benfica, Puntar and Araz
  5. Club's profile