Xırdalan

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Xırdalan
Xırdalan
City & Municipality
Skyline of Xırdalan
Official seal of Xırdalan
Seal
Xırdalan is located in Azerbaijan
Xırdalan
Xırdalan
Coordinates: 40°26′55″N 49°45′23″E / 40.44861°N 49.75639°E / 40.44861; 49.75639Coordinates: 40°26′55″N 49°45′23″E / 40.44861°N 49.75639°E / 40.44861; 49.75639
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Absheron
City Status 2006
Area
 • Total 47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 37,949
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Postal code AZ 0100
Area code(s) +994 012
Vehicle registration 01

Xırdalan (also, Khyrdalan, Khurdalan, and Xirdalan) is a city and municipality in and the capital of the Absheron Rayon of Azerbaijan. It has a population of 32,576.

In 29 November 2006, settlement gained city status after its approval by National Assembly of Azerbaijan.[1]

Khirdalan is also the home of country's biggest brewery Baltika Baku, previously known as Xırdalan.[2] A monument to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was erected in 2007 in the city. In the wake of the 2011 Egyptian protests, the Azerbaijani opposition, led by the Musavat party, demanded the demolition of the statue, calling it a "worship of idols".[3]

Notable natives[edit]

  • Nabi Hazri — poet, novelist and playwright, People's Poet of Azerbaijan SSR (1984).[4]

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