Goychay (city)

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Coordinates: 40°39′11″N 47°44′26″E / 40.65306°N 47.74056°E / 40.65306; 47.74056

Goychay
Göyçay
City & Municipality
Goychay is located in Azerbaijan
Goychay
Goychay
Coordinates: 40°39′11″N 47°44′26″E / 40.65306°N 47.74056°E / 40.65306; 47.74056
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Goychay
Founded 1916
Elevation 115 m (377 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 37,280
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +994 167
Website Official website

Goychay (also, Göyçay, Gekchai, Geokchai, Geokchay, Geoktschai, Geokčaj, Geychay, and Göychay) is a city and municipality in and the capital of the Goychay Rayon of Azerbaijan. The municipality includes the city of Goychay and the nearby village of Qızılqaya.[2]

As of December 2004 the urban population was 35,344[3]

Concerted settlement dates back to the late 1850s following the devastating 1859 earthquake in Shemakha, though the town was only officially incorporated as such in 1916.[4]

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Tovuz is twinned with various cities.

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