Sabail raion

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Sabail raion (Azerbaijani: Səbail rayonu) is a settlement and raion of Baku, located on the Caspian shore. It contains the municipalities of Badamdar and Bibiheybət and the settlement of Bayil, and is bordered by the raions of Nasimi, Yasamal and Garadagh. Area: 29 km². It has a population of 91,200.[citation needed]

Originally named Bayil Bibi-Heybat, the raion assumed the name of Joseph Stalin in 1931 and in 1960 was renamed after 26 Baku Commissars. On April 29, 1992 the raion gained the name of Sabail, the historical architectural ensemble about 350 m south-west to the Baku Bay.

Current head of the raion's executive power is Sahib Alakbarov (from 2005). The governing body includes the juridical, socio-economic and other departments.

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