High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Xalxal (also, Xal-xal, Kalkhai, and Khalkhal) is a village and municipality in the Babek Rayon of Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. IT has a population of 552. BAbek or Babak is a rayon of Azerbaijan Republic in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. IT surrounds but does not include Nakhchivan City and was formerly known as Nakhchivan. THe current name honours Babak Khorramdin who led an 23 year long uprising against the Abbasid Caliphate in Iran.