Azerbaijan renames Azizbayov district
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 11 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
The Azerbaijani parliament gave permission to rename the Azizbayov district.
"Based on the parliament's decision, the Azizbayov district will be renamed 'Khazar,'" Parliamentary Regional Affairs Committee head Arif Rahimzade said today.
According to Rahimzade, a project to rename the district was discussed at the Parliamentary Toponym Commission meeting April 26.
"The district's executive power head appealed to the committee on behalf of residents to rename the district to Khazar. The Toponyms Commission carefully examined the proposal and considers it appropriate to change the name of the district," Rahimzade said.
He added that the committee meeting April 27 approved the appeal.
The committee has also adopted a project to rename the Yenikend village in the Salyan region "Ashaghi Khalaj."
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