Khazar raion

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Xəzər
Raion
Xəzər is located in Azerbaijan
Xəzər
Xəzər
Coordinates: 40°27′23″N 50°06′56″E / 40.45639°N 50.11556°E / 40.45639; 50.11556Coordinates: 40°27′23″N 50°06′56″E / 40.45639°N 50.11556°E / 40.45639; 50.11556
Country  Azerbaijan
City Baku
Population (2010)[citation needed]
 • Total 170,400
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

The Caspian or Khazar raion (Azerbaijani: Xəzər) is one of the 12 rayonlar in Baku, Azerbaijan. It has a population of 170,400. The raion contains the municipalities of Binə, Buzovna, Çilov-Neft Daşları, Gürgən-Pirallahı, Mərdəkan, Qala, Şağan, Şüvəlan, Türkan, and Zirə. Before being renamed by the decision of the Parliament of Azerbaijan on May 11, 2010, the raion was called Azizbekov (Azerbaijani: Əzizbəyov) after Meshadi Azizbekov.[1]

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