The participants of international scientific symposium titled “ Central Aras Basin against history and culture background” held in Nakhchivan city on 17-18 November who came from the capital Baku city and the Republic of Turkey got acquainted with places of interest and sightseeing of Ordubad region on November 19.
The visitors, firstly, came to Kotam village of Ordubad region. Turkish and Azeri historians explained the name of Kotam village located on the bank of the Aras river as a dwelling area situated between mountains according to ancient Turkish toponyms. While giving information about Kotam village, it was reported that this dwelling was one of the housing areas where the first village center was established. Kotam is divided into two parts: ancient Kotam, new Kotam. The area which is called “Ancient Kotam” (here is also called old Kotam) was situated considerably far from the Aras river. The inhabitants had gone down and made lodgings relatively in larger areas since 1956. Staff consisting of Azeri and Turkish historians got acquainted with Ordubad city. It was reported that this city locating 850 meters above the sea level always drew the travelers’ attention with its abundant watered springs, fertile and fruitful orchards and kind people.