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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 82. Chapters: Nagorno-Karabakh, Nakhchivan, Administrative Divisions of Azerbaijan, Economic Regions and Districts of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Administrative Divisions of Nagorno-Karabakh. Excerpt: The Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (Azerbaijani: ) is a landlocked exclave of Azerbaijan. The region covers 5,363 km and borders Armenia (221 km) to the east and north, Iran (179 km) to the south and west, and Turkey (15 km) to the northwest. The capital is Nakhchivan City. Variations of the name Nakhchivan include Nakhichevan, Naxcivan, Nax ivan, Nachidsheuan, Nakhijevan, Nakhchawan, Nakhitchevan, Nakhjavan and Nakhdjevan. According to the nineteenth-century language scholar, Johann Heinrich H bschmann, the name "Nakhichavan" in Armenian literally means "the place of descent," a Biblical reference to the descent of Noah's Ark on the adjacent Mount Ararat. H bschmann notes, however, that it was not known by that name in antiquity. Instead, he states the present-day name evolved to "Nakhchivan" from "Naxcavan." The prefix "Naxc" was a name and "avan" is Armenian for "town." Nakhchivan was also mentioned in Ptolemy's Geography and by other classical writers as Naxuana. Modern historian Suren Yeremyan disputes this assertion, arguing that ancient Armenian tradition placed Nakhichevan's founding to the year 3669 B.C. and, in ascribing its establishment to Noah, that it took its present name after the Armenian phrase "Nakhnakan Ichevan" ( ), or "first landing." Josephus stated that the name of the first city built by Noah after the Great Flood was Themanin, and this city has been identified as an alternate name for Nakhchivan. The name "Themanin" means either "eight" or "eighty," referring to either the eight people who survived the flood on the ark in Jewish tradition or the eighty who survived in Islamic tradition. According to other vers...