Nakhichevan

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Divisions

File:Nakhichevan-subdivisions.png
Subdivisions of Nakhchivan.

Nakhchivan is today subdivided into eight administrative divisions. Seven of these are raions. The capital city (şəhər) of Nakhchivan City is treated separately.

Map ref. Pre-Soviet name Soviet name Current name Notes
1 Nakhichevan Babek (Բաբեկ) Babek (Babək) Formerly known as Nakhchivan; renamed in 1991
3 Kangarli (Kəngərli) Split from Babek in March 2004
4 Nakhchivan City (Naxçıvan Şəhər) Split from Nakhchivan (Babek) in 1991
7 Shahbuz (Շահբուզ), Shahaponk* Shakhbuz (Şahbuz) Split from Nakhchivan (Babek) during Sovietization[1] Territory roughly corresponds to the Čahuk (Չահւք) district of the historic Syunik region within the Kingdom of Armenia[2]
2 Julfa Julfa (Ջուլֆա), Yernjak* Julfa (Culfa) Also spelled Jugha or Dzhulfa.
5 Ordubad (Օրդուբադ), Goghtn* Ordubad Split from Julfa during Sovietization[1]
6 ? Ilyichevsk (Իլյիչևսկ), Sharur* Sadarak (Sədərək) Split from Sharur in 1990; de jure includes the Karki exclave in Armenia, which is de facto under Armenian control
8 Sharur (Şərur) Formerly known as Bash-Norashen during its incorporation into the Soviet Union and Ilyich (after Vladimir Ilyich Lenin) from the post-Sovietization period to 1990[1]
*The single asterisked name equivalents are from the RAA website at: www.raa.am/Magazine/Activity/FR_Activity_2004_E.htm

Demographics

Ethnic groups in Nakhchivan
Year Armenians  % Azeris  % Others 1  % TOTAL
1828[3] 1,6322 44.7 2,0243 55.3 3,656
1831[4] 11px 13,3424 43.7 11px 17,1383 56.1 27 1.2 30,507
1896[5] 11px 36,671 42.2 11px 49,425 56.9 11px 583 0.7 86,878
18975[6] 11px 34,672 34.4 11px 64,151 63.7 11px 1,948 1.9 100,771
1917[7][8] 11px 53,900 40 11px 81,1003 60 135,000
1926[9] 11px 11,276 10.8 11px 88,433 84.3 11px 4,947 4.7 104,656
1939[10] 11px 13,350 10.5 11px 108,529 85.7 11px 4,817 126,696
1959[10] 11px 9,519 6.7 11px 127,508 90.2 11px 4,334 3.1 141,361
1970[10] 11px 5,828 2.9 11px 189,679 93.8 11px 6,680 3.3 202,187
1979[10] 11px 3,406 1.4 11px 229,968 95.6 11px 7,085 2.9 240,459
1989[10] 11px 1,858 0.6 11px 281,807 95.9 11px 10,210 3.5 293,875
1999[11] 11px 17 0 11px 350,806 99.6 11px 3,249 0.9 354,072
2009[12] 11px 6 0 11px 396,709 99.6 11px 1,608 0.4 398,323
1 Russians, Kurds, Turks, Ukrainians, Georgians, Persians etc.
2 of those 404 (11.1%) are local and 1,228 (33.6%) are newly-settled. </br> 3 Azeris combined with other Muslims. </br> 4 of those 2,690 (8.7%) are local and 10,652 (34.9%) are newly-settled.
5 according to mother tongue.

See also


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