Qazax

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For the administrative division, see Qazax Rayon.
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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 (2014)[1]
 • Total 35,102
 • Density 3,500/km2 (9,100/sq mi)
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +994 2229

Qazax (also known as Gazakh 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.

Geography[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Economy[edit]

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

Culture[edit]

Sports[edit]

The city has one professional football team, Göyazan Qazakh, currently competing in the second-flight of Azerbaijani football, the Azerbaijan First Division.

Transport[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Qazakh has a large urban transport system, mostly managed by the Ministry of Transportation.

Education[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Category:People from Qazakh.

Some of the city's many prestigious residents include: poets Samad Vurgun, Molla Panah Vagif, Mirvarid Dilbazi and Nusrat Kasamanli, scholar Molla Vali Vidadi, lieutenant-general of the Russian imperial army Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, writer Ismayil Shykhly and wrestler Hasan Aliyev.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The state statistical committee of the Azerbaijan Republic
  2. ^ Brian C. Collins, Historical dictionary of Azerbaijan, USA, Scarecrow Press, 1999

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