Barda, Azerbaijan

Bərdə
City & Municipality
Bərdə is located in Azerbaijan
Bərdə
Bərdə
Coordinates: 40°22′28″N 47°07′36″E / 40°22′28″N 47°07′36″E / 40.37444; 47.12667
Country Azerbaijan
RayonBarda
Elevation
76 m (249 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total41,277
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)
Area code(s)+994 2020

Barda (Azerbaijani: Bərdə) is the capital city of the Barda Rayon in Azerbaijan, located south of Yevlax and on the left bank of the Tartar river. It was the capital of Caucasian Albania perhaps since the end of the fourth century,[2] Barda became the chief city of the Islamic province of Arran, the classical Caucasian Albania, remaining so until the tenth century.[3]

Etymology

The name of the town derives from (Arabic: برذعة‎, romanizedBardhaʿa)[citation needed] which derives from Old Armenian Partaw (Պարտաւ),[4] itself from Iranian *pari-tāva- 'rampart', from *pari- 'around' and *tā̆v- 'to throw; to heap up'.[5]