Pirşağı

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Pirşağı
Municipality
Pirşağı is located in Azerbaijan
Pirşağı
Pirşağı
Coordinates: 40°33′39″N 49°53′21″E / 40.56083°N 49.88917°E / 40.56083; 49.88917Coordinates: 40°33′39″N 49°53′21″E / 40.56083°N 49.88917°E / 40.56083; 49.88917
Country  Azerbaijan
City Baku
Raion Karabakh
Population [citation needed]
 • Total 4,826
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Pirşağı (also, Pirshaga and Pirshagi) is a settlement and municipality 34 km away from the railway station of Baku, Azerbaijan. Located on the northern coast of Absheron, it is in the Sabunchu district of Baku city. It is called Pirshagi (the shah of feasts) because it was initially a settlement where pilgrims gathered. A seaside resort, it is considered one of the most ancient settlements in Absheron. It has a population of 4,826.

Pirshagi is famous for its "gold dust" sandy beaches and its grapes and figs. There are many architectural monuments in Pirshagi, including a 19th-century mosque, an old bathhouse, and a pir called "Pirshagi tataz piri". The local climate and sand are considered to be curative, which explains why many members of the Azerbaijan elite have their summer residences in the city, including those of composer Gara Garayev, singer Bulbul, artist Elbey Rzaguliyev, actor Agasadikh Geraybeyli, and many others. Nowadays, the settlement attracts many vacationers from Azerbaijan and internationally each summer.

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