Sabunçu, Baku

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For the administrative district of Baku, see Sabunçu raion.
Sabunçu is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 40°26′33″N 49°56′53″E / 40.44250°N 49.94806°E / 40.44250; 49.94806Coordinates: 40°26′33″N 49°56′53″E / 40.44250°N 49.94806°E / 40.44250; 49.94806
Country  Azerbaijan
City Baku
Raion Sabunçu
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 22,344
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Sabunchu Railway Station in 1926

Sabunçu (also, Sabunchi and Sabunchy) is a settlement and municipality in Baku, Azerbaijan.[citation needed] It has a population of 22,344.

Until the beginning of the 20th century, the Sabunçu region was producing 35 percent of Baku's oil. It was also the place where the first, Baku-Sabunchu electrified railway system in USSR, built by Chingiz Ildyrym in 1924 was established.

Notable natives[edit]