Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic


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Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

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Naxçivan Autonomous Republic

(näk'chĭvän`), autonomous republic (1990 est. pop. 310,000), 2,124 sq mi (5,501 sq km), an exclave of Azerbaijan, bordered on the south by Iran and Turkey and on the north by Armenia, which separates Nakhchivan from the rest of Azerbaijan. NakhchivanNakhchivan
or Naxçivan
, city (1989 pop. 59,754), capital of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan. Its industries include food processing, wine making, and the production of furniture, leather, and building materials.
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 (the capital), Ordubad, and Julfa are the main cities. The lowlands are irrigated and produce cotton, tobacco, rice, winter wheat, and fruits. In the foothills grapes are grown for the wine industry, and silkworms are raised. There are salt, molybdenum, lead, and zinc deposits. The republic's industries include food processing, cotton cleaning, and the bottling of mineral water. The population consists mainly of Azeris (82%), with Russian and Armenian minorities. The republic was founded in 1924.
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Mustafayev also touched upon the possibility of Iran's investing in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, which is of strategic importance for Azerbaijan.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that the relations between independent Azerbaijan and Iran have begun since Heydar Aliyev headed the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and Heydar Aliyev's visit to Iran was the basis for the development of relations between the two countries.
Talibov, for his part, said that the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is a state within the framework of Azerbaijan and has its own parliament and seven representatives from the autonomous republic are elected to the national assembly.
In the Greater Middle Eastern (GME) markets, NIORDC is exporting products to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Armenia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraqi Kurdistan and Sri Lanka.
The additional charge for building electricity lines to connect the Turkish grid to that of Azerbaijan's landlocked Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic was $395,000.
Va'ezi noted: "At present, Azerbaijan is supplying gas to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR) through swap operations with Iran.
AFZ is adjacent to Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Embassy in Baku on political issues on June 19 arrived with a two-day visit to the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR).
Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan have taken an important step forward toward that goal by holding regular meetings," Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters in a joint press appearance with his Azeri and Iranian counterparts after their meeting in Nakhchivan, the capital of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.
Minister Shahin Mustafayev noted the strategic importance of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic for Azerbaijan and emphasized the effectiveness of the investment here.
Seyfullayev reminded that with a view to meet the gas demand of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, annually 402 million cubic meters of gas of Azerbaijani origin are supplied to Iran within a long-term (up to 2025) swap agreement, while 350 million cubic meters of this volume are then supplied to Nakhchivan.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Speaker of the High Parliament of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov in a meeting in Tehran on Sunday explored avenues for the further development of bilateral relations.