The city of Nakhchivan (Azerbaijani: Naxçıvan, Нахчыван, ناخجیوان) is the capital of the eponymous Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, located 450 km (280 mi) west of Baku. The municipality of Nakhchivan consists of the city of Nakhchivan. So The settlement of Əliabad and the villages of Başbaşı, Bulqan, Haciniyyət, Qaraçuq, Qaraxanbəyli, Tumbul, Qarağalıq, and Daşduz. It s spread also over the foothills of Zangezur Mountains. On the right bank of the Nakhchivan River at an altitude of 873 m (2,864 ft) above sea level.
Since June 9, 2009, by the decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic, the Bulqan, Garachug, Garakhanbeyli, Tumbul. And Haciniyyət villages of the Babek Rayon ar included in the scope of the administrative territorial unit of the Nakhchivan city.
Armenian tradition claims Noah as the founder of Nakhichevan (the Naxuana of Ptolemy). And a mound of earth in the city i still visited many pilgrims as his grave. See Tomb of Noah and Noah’s Mausoleum (Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan). It should b noted that Armenian literature of the 5th through the 10th centuries does not have an Ark story. It is not until the 13th century that the Ark legends began to appear in Armenia, and by the 14th century these stories became popular.
The city has a wide range of cultural activities, amenities and museums. Heydar Aliyev Palace, which has a permanent local painting exhibition and a theatre hall for an audience of 1000 people. And a recently restored Soviet-time Opera Theatre where the Nakhchivan State Musical Drama Theatre realises theatre musicals and opera.
But many of the city’s cultural sites ar expected to be celebrated in 2018 when Nakhchivan designated an Islamic Culture Capital
Nakchivan’s signature cuisine includes shirin plov (sweet rice with gravy; made with mutton, hazelnuts, almonds and dried fruits), dastana, komba, tendir lavash and galin.
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