Kürdəmir

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For the administrative division, see Kurdamir Rayon.
Kürdəmir
City and municipality
Skyline of Kürdəmir
Kürdəmir is located in Azerbaijan
Kürdəmir
Kürdəmir
Coordinates: 40°20′18″N 48°09′39″E / 40.33833°N 48.16083°E / 40.33833; 48.16083
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Kurdamir
Established 1938
Elevation -9 m (−30 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 19,088
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +994 145

Kurdamir (Azerbaijani: Kürdəmir), is a town in and the capital of the Kurdamir Rayon of Azerbaijan.

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

Kars–Tbilisi–Baku railway will directly connect the city with Turkey and Georgia.

Kurdamir sits on one of the Azerbaijani primary rail lines running East-West connecting the capital, Baku, with the rest of the country. The Kars–Tbilisi–Baku railway will run along the line through the city. The railway provides both human transportation and transport of goods and commodities such as oil and gravel.

Kurdamir's Central Railway Station is the terminus for national and international rail links to the city. The Kars–Tbilisi–Baku railway, which will directly connect Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, began to be constructed in 2007 and is scheduled for completion in 2015.[2] The completed branch will connect the city with Tbilisi in Georgia, and from there trains will continue to Akhalkalaki, and Kars in Turkey.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan – World-Gazetteer.com
  2. ^ "Azerbaijani FM: Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad to be built in 2012". trend.az. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Railway Gazette International February 2009 p54 with map

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Coordinates: 40°20′18″N 48°09′39″E / 40.33833°N 48.16083°E / 40.33833; 48.16083