Nakhchivan (city) facts for kids

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City & Municipality
Skyline of Nakhchivan
Official seal of Nakhchivan
Country  Azerbaijan
Autonomous republic Nakhchivan
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
 • Land 14.2 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
 • Water 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 74,500
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Nakhchivan City (also, Nachitschewan, Nakhchyvan, Nakhicevan, Nakhichevan’, and Nakhjavan), is the capital of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. It is 450 km west of Baku. The municipality of Nakhchivan has the city of Nakhchivan and the villages of Başbaşı, Qarağalıq, and Daşduz. Nakhchivan Airport (NAJ) is in the north of the city.

Universities and colleges

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

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


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 UEFA Futsal Cup.

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