Yevlakh

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Coordinates: 40°37′02″N 47°09′00″E / 40.61722°N 47.15000°E / 40.61722; 47.15000

Yevlax
Yevlax is located in Azerbaijan
Yevlax
Yevlax
Coordinates: 40°37′02″N 47°09′00″E / 40.61722°N 47.15000°E / 40.61722; 47.15000
Country  Azerbaijan
Area
 • Total 95 km2 (37 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 59,036
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +994 166

Yevlax is a small city in Azerbaijan, 265 km west of capital Baku. It is surrounded by, but administratively separate from, the rayon of the same name. The city forms a distinct administrative division of Azerbaijan.

History[edit]

The name is from an Old Turkic word meaning 'swampy place.'[1]

It was the birthplace of Pavel Florensky.

Economy[edit]

Yevlax is one of the important rayons of the country. The grain and cotton growing, as well as cattle breeding sectors have played an important role in city economy. The farmers grow potato, vegetable, water-melon and fruits, as well.

Yevlax City is also rich with natural resources like clay mixture sand deposits, as well as clay, sand and gravel deposits needed for brick making.

Baku-Qazax highway, Yevlax-Balakən, Baku-Tbilisi railway, Baku-Supsa gas and Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline extend through the territory of the rayon. Yevlax city also has a domestic airport, the Yevlax Airport.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ E.M. Pospelov, Geograficheskie nazvaniya mira (Moscow, 1998), p. 149.
  2. ^ Yevlakh City

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