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Akhty (English)
Ахты (Russian)
-  Rural locality  -
Selo[citation needed]
Ахцегьдин акунар.jpg
View of Akhty
Map of Russia - Republic of Dagestan (2008-03).svg
Location of the Republic of Dagestan in Russia
Akhty is located in Republic of Dagestan
Location of Akhty in the Republic of Dagestan
Coordinates: 41°27′53″N 47°44′24″E / 41.46472°N 47.74000°E / 41.46472; 47.74000Coordinates: 41°27′53″N 47°44′24″E / 41.46472°N 47.74000°E / 41.46472; 47.74000
Administrative status
Country Russia
Federal subject Republic of Dagestan
Administrative district Akhtynsky District[citation needed]
Selsoviet Akhtynsky Selsoviet[citation needed]
Administrative center of Akhtynsky District[citation needed]
Municipal status
Municipal district Akhtynsky Municipal District[citation needed]
Rural settlement Akhtynsky Rural Settlement[citation needed]
Administrative center of Akhtynsky Municipal District, Akhtynsky Rural Settlement[citation needed]
Population (2010 Census) 13,405 inhabitants[1]
Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[2]
Postal code(s)[3] 368730, 368731
Dialing code(s) +7 87263[citation needed]
Official website
Akhty on WikiCommons

Akhty (Russian: Ахты́; Lezgian: Ахцагьар) is a rural locality (a selo) and the administrative center of Akhtynsky District of the Republic of Dagestan, Russia, located in the south of the republic at the confluence of the Akhtychay and Samur Rivers, 254 kilometers (158 mi) from Makhachkala. Population: 13,405 (2010 Census);[1] 13,152 (2002 Census);[4] 7,356 (1989 Census).[5]


It was founded around the mid-1st millennium BCE. In the 1st century CE, it had the name Turi and was a part of Caucasian Albania. In the first centuries CE, weaving and pottery, as well as metal processing, developed here. After the collapse of the Caucasian Albania in the 5th century CE, the area of leks appeared Lakzi feudal state, of which entered Akhty too. [6]

Stone arch bridge and the river in Akhty

During the Caucasian War of 1817-1864, Akhty was taken by Russian troops in 1839. In the same year, Akhtinskoye fortress was established at this location. In 1848, the fortress played an important role in defense against the attacking Shamil troops.


Monument to Sharvili, hero of the national Lezgian epic. The North Caucasus mountains surround the town.

Spa of Akhty[edit]

The Akhty spa is located to the southwest of Akhty, an the left bank of the Akhtychay River inside a gorge. The spa has three different types of mineral water: hydrogen sulfide, radon, and iodine-bromine. The temperature of the source varies from 38-40°C to 65-68°C. Its temperature fluctuates depending on the season. Spa resort "Akhty" is located here.


  1. ^ a b Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2011). "Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года. Том 1" [2010 All-Russian Population Census, vol. 1]. Всероссийская перепись населения 2010 года (2010 All-Russia Population Census) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved June 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Правительство Российской Федерации. Федеральный закон №107-ФЗ от 3 июня 2011 г. «Об исчислении времени», в ред. Федерального закона №248-ФЗ от 21 июля 2014 г. «О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "Об исчислении времени"». Вступил в силу по истечении шестидесяти дней после дня официального опубликования (6 августа 2011 г.). Опубликован: "Российская газета", №120, 6 июня 2011 г. (Government of the Russian Federation. Federal Law #107-FZ of June 31, 2011 On Calculating Time, as amended by the Federal Law #248-FZ of July 21, 2014 On Amending Federal Law "On Calculating Time". Effective as of after sixty days following the day of the official publication.).
  3. ^ Почта России. Информационно-вычислительный центр ОАСУ РПО. (Russian Post). Поиск объектов почтовой связи (Postal Objects Search) (Russian)
  4. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (May 21, 2004). "Численность населения России, субъектов Российской Федерации в составе федеральных округов, районов, городских поселений, сельских населённых пунктов – районных центров и сельских населённых пунктов с населением 3 тысячи и более человек" [Population of Russia, Its Federal Districts, Federal Subjects, Districts, Urban Localities, Rural Localities—Administrative Centers, and Rural Localities with Population of Over 3,000] (XLS). Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года [All-Russia Population Census of 2002] (in Russian). Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ Demoscope Weekly (1989). "Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность наличного населения союзных и автономных республик, автономных областей и округов, краёв, областей, районов, городских поселений и сёл-райцентров" [All Union Population Census of 1989: Present Population of Union and Autonomous Republics, Autonomous Oblasts and Okrugs, Krais, Oblasts, Districts, Urban Settlements, and Villages Serving as District Administrative Centers]. Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 года [All-Union Population Census of 1989] (in Russian). Институт демографии Национального исследовательского университета: Высшая школа экономики [Institute of Demography at the National Research University: Higher School of Economics]. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ Article about Akhty (Russian)