Artyom, Azerbaijan

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Coordinates: 40°28′15″N 50°19′18″E / 40.47083°N 50.32167°E / 40.47083; 50.32167

Artyom
Artyom is located in Azerbaijan
Artyom
Artyom
Coordinates: 40°28′15″N 50°19′18″E / 40.47083°N 50.32167°E / 40.47083; 50.32167
Country  Azerbaijan
City Baku
Population (1968)
 • Total 14,400
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Artyom (also, Artëm-Ostrov, Imeni ”Dvadtsati Shesti”, Imeni Artema, and Posëlok Imeni Dvadtsati Shesti) is a small town on the west coast of Pirallahi Island, Baku, Azerbaijan. In 1968 it had a population of 14, 400. The place is named after Fyodor Sergeyev (nom de guerre Artem or Artyom), and for a time in honor of the 26 Baku Commissars.

It is a port town and oil and gas are important to the local economy. The rising waters of the Caspian Sea has required removal of a significant portion of the population.

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