Ağstafa

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For the administrative division, see Agstafa Rayon; for the river, see Aghstafa (river).

Coordinates: 41°07′08″N 45°27′14″E / 41.11889°N 45.45389°E / 41.11889; 45.45389

Ağstafa

Ağstafa
City & Municipality
Coat of arms of Ağstafa
Coat of arms
Ağstafa is located in Azerbaijan
Ağstafa
Ağstafa
Coordinates: 41°07′08″N 45°27′14″E / 41.11889°N 45.45389°E / 41.11889; 45.45389
Country Azerbaijan
RayonAğstafa
Elevation
340 m (1,120 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total20,200
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)
Area code(s)+992 244

Ağstafa (transliterated, Aghstafa) is a town and municipality (assigned in 1941) in, and the capital of, the Agstafa Rayon of Azerbaijan. Historically it was a train station.

Transport[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Ağstafa has a large urban transport system, mostly managed by the Ministry of Transportation.

Rail[edit]

Kars–Tbilisi–Baku railway will directly connect the city with Turkey and Georgia.

The city sits on one of the Azerbaijani primary rail lines running east–west connecting the capital, Baku, with the rest of the country. The Kars–Tbilisi–Baku railway will run along the line through the city. The railway provides both human transportation and transport of goods and commodities such as oil and gravel.

Ağstafa's Central Railway Station is the terminus for national and international rail links to the city. The Kars–Tbilisi–Baku railway, which will directly connect Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, began to be constructed in 2007 and is scheduled for completion in 2015.[2] The completed branch will connect the city with Tbilisi in Georgia, and from there trains will continue to Akhalkalaki, and Kars in Turkey.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population by economic and administrative regions of the Azerbaijan Republic, The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  2. ^ "Azerbaijani FM: Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad to be built in 2012". trend.az. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  3. ^ Railway Gazette International February 2009 p54 with map

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