Brief info about the district
Babek district was founded in 23 October 1978 and Babek District People’s Court (presently Babek District Court) was established that year. The district’s center was moved to Tazakend which is located 6 km south-east of Nakhchivan city and was named Babek settlement. Babek district is rich in historical archeological monuments. The geographical position of this area allowed agricultural/cattle-breeding tribes to inhabit the area and live here permanently. Monuments of international importance such as Kültapa I and Kültapa II are in the territory of Babek district. In addition, there are archeological monuments dating back to the Neolithic, Bronze, Iron Ages and Ancient period, as well as ancient duzdagh field, dwellings of the Middle Ages, necropolis, material artistic articles, and tens of other archeological, historical, architectural monuments and rich items have been uncovered and studied. Babek settlement is a city type settlement. The district has 1 settlement and 34 villages. The total area of the district is 759.59 km2, and it has a population of 65.691 (01 May 2011). There are 60 refugee families – 201 people and 5 IDP families – 14 people settled in Babek district displaced as a result of the aggressive policy of Armenian occupiers. Babek district shares borders with Armenia and the Islamic Republic of Iran.