The information about the court and the city
Nakhchivan City Court began to function in 1937 and its original name was Nakhchivan City People’s Court. Nakhchivan City Court hears civil cases, criminal cases, and cases of administrative offenses and other cases delegated to it by law as a court of first instance in accordance with article 20 of the Law, dated 10 June 1997, of the Republic of Azerbaijan “on Courts and Judges”. In addition, Nakhchivan City Court analyses judicial statistics, studies and consolidates the status of organization of court activity, as well as judicial practices and exercises other authorities as delegated to it by the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Nakhchivan City Court is planned to have a president and 3 judges. The jurisdiction of the court applies to the territory of Nakhchivan City. At present, the territory of Nakhchivan City is 191,57 sq km, and it has a population of 85.587 (01.07.2011). There are 5.051 refugees and 970 internally displaced persons settled in the territory of Nakhchivan City. Nakhchivan City – the capital of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is one of the oldest cities of Azerbaijan. It is located 1000 meters above sea level. Nakhchivan, one of the oldest cities of the East, was destroyed numerous times through the centuries but re-built again. Nakhchivan was the capital of Eldenizler state in the 12th and 13th centuries. Beginning in mid 19th century prior to Azerbaijan’s inclusion into Russia Nakhchivan city was the capital of Nakhchivan khanate. In February 1924, it became the capital of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
Nakhchivan city is home to 2 universities, 1 institute and a branch of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. There is a public hall, drama theatre, puppet theatre, museums of literature, history and carpet, and a painting gallery. A house-museum of Huseyn Javid – a prominent writer and dramatist of Azerbaijan who became a victim of Stalin’s repression is also located in this city. Many historic monuments have been preserved in the city: Momina Khatin (12th century), I mamzada architectural complex (12-13th centuries); Cuma mosque built in the 19th century; "Khan evi"; [Khan’s house] (19th century); "I smayil khan hamami" (18th century); "Chin hamami" [Chinese bath] (13th century); "Saviyya" mosque (19th century); "Pirgamish" mosque (17th century) and so on.
Nakhchivan city shares administrative borders with Babak and Kangarli districts.