Sabirabad District

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Sabirabad
Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Sabirabad Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Sabirabad Rayon
Country Azerbaijan
Capital Sabirabad
Area[1]
 • Total 1,470 km2 (570 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2][3]
 • Total 155,400
Telephone code 0143

Sabirabad is a rayon of Azerbaijan whose capital, Sabirabad (city) lies at the junction of the Araz and Kura rivers. The low lying area is dependent on canals and dams whose damage during 2010 caused waters from Lake Sarisu to flood several of the region's villages.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

The rayon is located in the south of Mugan plain.[6] Rayon borders upon Kurdamir Rayon in the north for a distance of 30 km, Shamakhi Rayon in the north-west for a distance of 5 km, Shirvan city in the south for a distance of 24 km, Salyan Rayon in the south-west for a distance of 48 km, Bilasuvar Rayon in the south for a distance of 18 km, Saatly Rayon in the east for a distance of 136 km and Imishli Rayon for a distance of 8 km. Its length from the north to the south is 66 km, and from the east to the west is 24 km. A part of the rayon’s territory is on the right coast of the Kura River, in Shirvan plain.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabirabad rayonu". 
  2. ^ "Sabirabad rayonu". 
  3. ^ "Sabirabad rayonu". The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 
  4. ^ Flooding in Sabirabad
  5. ^ Sarisu waters burst through dam
  6. ^ "Sabirabad Rayon". discoverazerbaijan.az. 
  7. ^ "Sabirabad Rayon". azerbaijan.az. 
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Coordinates: 40°40′N 48°28′E / 40.667°N 48.467°E / 40.667; 48.467