Atropatene (aslina kawanoh salaku "Atropatkan" [ اترپتکان ] jeung "Atorpatkan" ) nyaéta hiji karajaan kuna nu ngadeg jeung kawasana dina raja-raja Iran kahiji jeung "Darius" ti Pérsia sarta teras "Aleksander" ti Makédonia, mimiti dina abad ka-4 SM sarta ngawengku wewengkon Azarbaijan Iran jeung Kurdistan Iran ayeuna. Ibu kotana nyaéta Gazaca.
↑Susan M. Sherwin-White, Amélie Kuhrt, "From Samarkhand to Sardis: a new approach to the Seleucid Empire", University of California Press, 1993. pg 78:" The independence of the area Media Atropatene, named after Atropates, satrap of Media under Darius and Alexander (now Azerbaijan), under local Iranian dynasts, was pre-Selecuid"
Media Atropatene, Compiled by S.E. Kroll, 1994 in Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World: Map-by-map Directory, Richard J. A. Talbert, Princeton University Press, 2000. Volume 2. pg 1292: "The map approximates the region called by Greek authors Media Atropatene after Atropates, the satrap of
Alexander who governed there and later became an independent ruler. The modern name Azerbaijan derives from
Atropatene. Originally, Media Atropatene was the northern part of greater Media. To the north, it was separated
from Armenia by the R. Araxes. To the east, it extended as far as the mountains along the Caspian Sea, and to the
west as far as Lake Urmia (ancient Matiane Limne) and the mountains of present-day Kurdistan. The R. Amardos
may have been the southern border.". pg 1293: "Another important site (but not as large as the places just noted) is the famous fire-temple Adur
Gushnasp, situated high in the Kurdish mountains at the holy lake of Takht-i Suleiman, and never mentioned by any
ancient western source. It"