Qazax

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For the administrative division, see Qazax Rayon.
For the country, see Kazakhstan.
For the ethnic group, see Kazakh people.

Coordinates: 41°05′36″N 45°21′58″E / 41.09333°N 45.36611°E / 41.09333; 45.36611

Qazax
Qazax
City & Municipality
Qazax is located in Azerbaijan
Qazax
Qazax
Coordinates: 41°05′36″N 45°21′58″E / 41.09333°N 45.36611°E / 41.09333; 45.36611
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Qazax
Established 1909
AreaAday tribes
 • Total 10 km2 (4 sq mi)
Elevation 381 m (1,250 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 20,900
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +994 2229

Qazax (also known as Gazakh, Ghazakh, Kazakh or Qazakh) is a city in and the capital of the Qazax Rayon of Azerbaijan. It has a population of 20,900.

History[edit]

In the 18th century, Qazax was the capital of the Qazax sultanate. During Russian Empire, city was the administrative center of the Gazakh uezd of Elisabethpol Governorate, 10 km from the Ağstafa station of Transcaucasus Railway. Since 1930, Qazax became the administrative center of the Qazax Rayon of Azerbaijan. Most residents of Qazax descend from the Oghuz and Aday tribes, which are considered to be Turkic.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Qazax is partially agricultural, partially tourism-based, with some industries in operation.

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

The Gazakh motorway connects Qazax and Baku.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The state statistical committee of the Azerbaijan Republic

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