Quba District (Azerbaijan)
- Azeris 78% (111.540)
- Lezgins 16% (22.800)
- Jews 4%(5.720)
- Other 2%(2.860)
|Total territory, [km2]||2610.00|
|Total number of population||143100|
|Number of villages||155|
|Number of settlements||2|
|Number of hospitals and medical enterprises||16|
|Number of culture centers||194|
Names of cities and big settlements
- Quba (city)
- Qırmızı Qəsəbə (settlement)
- Qonaqkənd (municipality and village)
Names of border districts, countries and territories
Quba rose to prominence in the 18th century. In 1747, Nadir Shah ruler of the Persian Empire was assassinated. That same year, Hussein-Ali, the Shah's designated ruler of the region, decided to attempt to unify the Azeri khanates as an independent kingdom. One of his first moves was moving his capital from the less defensible Xudat in the Caspian lowlands to Quba where he built a fortress. Hussein-Ali died in 1757 and his son Fatali Khan carried on the expansion with Quba reaping the riches of its status as the capital. Some ruins from this period, such as Çirax Qala on the way to Baku, exist today.
However, upon Fatali Khan's death in 1789, the city's fortunes began to turn. In 1806, the khanate was occupied and soon absorbed by the Russian Empire. As a result the city fell into the background of Azerbaijani history and politics.
The city is home to several historic buildings, including the Juma Mosque (Cuma Məscid or Friday Mosque), Ardabil Mosque (Ərdəbil Məscid) and old hamman (baths).
The region is home to Azerbaijan's largest community of Mountain Jews in the community of Qırmızı Qəsəbə (formerly in Russian: Krasnaya Sloboda, English: Red Town), located just across the river from Quba City.
Information on historical and architectural monuments
Ancient Guba contains at least 134 historical and archeological monuments. These include the temple of Fire-worshippers near Khynalyg village, tombs of Aghbil village dating back to the 16th century, the Mosques Sakinekhanum, Hadjy Djafar and Djuma of Guba which dates back to the 19th century, and the Gumbezli bath house.
The district also has a bust of the state official A.A. Bakikhanov, the monument of great poet Samed Vurghun and a statue of The Unknown Soldier, dedicated to the memory of those killed in the Great Patriotic War. for mre info "http://journeyrich.ucoz.com"
- Abbasgulu Bakikhanov (also spelled Bakixanov or Bakikhanli), a 19th century writer, historian and philosopher, is one of the most well known men in Azerbaijan and lived in town Amsar. His museum is located Quba city.
- Sakina Akhundzadeh, playwright, was born here in 1865
- 1989 - 20,800
- 2004 - 42,300 (estimated)
Pictures of Quba Rayon
Jek people, 20 August 2012.