Imishli (city)

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Coordinates: 39°52′11″N 48°03′36″E / 39.86972°N 48.06000°E / 39.86972; 48.06000

Imishli
City & Municipality
Imishli is located in Azerbaijan
Imishli
Imishli
Coordinates: 39°52′11″N 48°03′36″E / 39.86972°N 48.06000°E / 39.86972; 48.06000
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Imishli
Established 1930[2]
Area
 • Total 1,826 km2 (705 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 31,310[1]
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +994 154
Website Official website

Imishli (Azerbaijani: İmişli) is the capital of the Imishli Rayon of Azerbaijan.

History[edit]

During the Tsardom of Russia, Qaradonlu belonged to the Javad Khan administration. In 1906, the first School of Qaradonlu region was established, with many living-buildings, caravanserais, mills and shops in the area. In August 1930, Qaradonlu was organized in Mil-Mugan as a region. As early as the October Revolution, land-reclamation and irrigation work were made based on the intense irrigated plant-growing.

In 1933, Qaradonlu Machine-Tractor Plant was built in the Qaradonlu historical region. As a result of the construction of the railway between Ələt and Yerevan, people moved from the center of the region to suburbs of the railway stations. The population increase produced two-story brick buildings in Qaradonlu and Imishli. The regional capital was moved there and the region became Imishli Rayon. Imishli village also expanded. Government houses were constructed, completely transforming the village's appearance.

In 1944, Imishli was awarded status of town-type settlement, progressing to city status in the 1960s. In 1959, on the Aras River in the Bəhramtəpə area, water storage was used - which was unique in that time period.

Infrastructure[edit]

The Qaradonlu region is situated in a favorable area near the Aras River providing water resources, productive land and caravan roads. The Bash Mugam and Azizbaiov irrigation canals provide water to the land area of Imishli and to land areas of Bilasuvar District and Saatly District.

Culture[edit]

Sports[edit]

The city has one professional football team, Mil-Muğan, currently competing in the second-flight of Azerbaijani football, the Azerbaijan First Division.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Imishli" (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Imishli" (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  3. ^ ""MKT-Araz" başqa ad altında çıxış edəcək=". sportarena.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 10 September 2013. 

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