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Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic


Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic consists of the capital city Nakhchivan and 7 administrative regions-Sharur, Babak, Ordubad, Julfa, Kangarli, Shahbuz, Sadarak. İt has 5 cities (Nakhchivan, Ordubad, Julfa, Sharur, and Shahbuz), 8 settlements, and 206 villages.


According to the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic worked out by special constitutional commission under the chairmanship of Heydar Aliyev, national leader of the Azerbaijan, and adopted by referendum in November 12, 1995, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic was given the status of the autonomous state within the Azerbaijan Republic. 


The supreme legislative power is the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (consisting of 45 deputies). According to the Constitutions of the Azerbaijan Republic and Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, the Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of the autonomous republic is a supreme official. 
While the Council of Ministers executes the executive power, the court power is executed by the courts of the autonomous republic.


In the session passed under the chairmanship of national leader Heydar Aliyev in 17 November, 1990, the words "Soviet" and "Socialist" were taken out from the official name of the autonomous republic; the name of the legislative power was changed and named as the Supreme Majlis, and  for the first time the flag of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (1918-1920) was adopted as the state flag of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.


Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic borders on Armenia (the length of the border line is 246 km), Turkey (11 km), and Iran (204 km).


The territory of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, which was 6 thousand square kilometers while the Moscow (1921, March 16) and Gars(1921, October 13) treaties were signed, was lessened to 5.5 thousand square kilometers with the help of the strongest armenian lobby in Moscow because of the baseless land claims of Armenia, and the lands were annexed piece by piece (1924, 1928, February 1929, May 1969).


Karki village of Sadarak region of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, which was blockaded completely in 1991 by the Armenia Republic who started an injustice war against Azerbaijan, and was occupied by armenians on January 19, 1990. As a result, the population of one settlement and 3 villages became displaced from their homeland.



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Date: 14-08-2018
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