Shirvan (city)

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Coordinates: 39°55′55″N 48°55′13″E / 39.93194°N 48.92028°E / 39.93194; 48.92028

Shirvan
Şirvan
Official seal of Shirvan
Seal
Shirvan is located in Azerbaijan
Shirvan
Shirvan
Location of Shirvan
Coordinates: 39°55′55″N 48°55′13″E / 39.93194°N 48.92028°E / 39.93194; 48.92028
Country  Azerbaijan
City Shirvan
Government
 • Mayor Mardan Jamalov
Area
 • Total 72.7 km2 (28.1 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 12 m (42 ft)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 81,200
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
Area code(s) +994 2121
Website http://www.shirvan-ih.gov.az

Shirvan (Azerbaijani: Şirvan) is a city in Azerbaijan, located on the Kura River. The city forms one of the administrative divisions of Azerbaijan.

History[edit]

The city originated in the 19th century as the Russian resettlement village Zubovka, named in honor of Valerian Zubov, while it was known locally as Qarachukhar.[3] Throughout its history, Shirvan changed its names few times. The city called Zubovka prior to 1938, then was renamed Ali Bayramli from 1938 to 2008.[4] The city was renamed to Shirvan by the decision of the Parliament of Azerbaijan on April 25, 2008.[5][6]

Throughout its history, Shirvan has suffered from floods because of its proximity to the river and the relatively low elevation of most of the town.[7]

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

The summer months are typically dry and very hot due to Shirvan's semi-desert climate. The temperature can rise to 44 °C often resulting in moderate drought conditions. In contrast, winter is cool but not severe, rarely going below -6 °C.[8]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The municipality of Shirvan consists of the city of Shirvan and the municipalities of Bayramly, Chilpagly and Haji Gahramanly.[9] The mayor, presently Mardan Jamalov, embodies the executive power of the city.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Economy[edit]

Culture[edit]

Transport[edit]

Public transport[edit]

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

Education[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

The city's residents include: historian Farida Mammadova, footballer Samadagha Shikhlarov and dancer Oksana Rasulova.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ali Bayramli (Shirvan), Azerbaijan Page". Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  2. ^ World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan Archived June 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. – World-Gazetteer.com
  3. ^ "Russian encyclopedia: Ali Bayramly". dic.academic.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Şirvana şəhər statusu verilməsinin 50 illiyi qeyd olundu". ctv.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Изменились названия двух городов Азербайджана
  6. ^ One of Azerbaijani Big Cities to be Renamed[dead link]
  7. ^ "Over 40 schools suspend lessons due to floods in Azerbaijani region". en.trend.az. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  8. ^ Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan: Shirvan
  9. ^ "Sumqayıt İnzibati-İqtisadi Məhkəməsinin yeni binası". courts.gov.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "İcra hakimiyyətinin başçısı". shirvan-ih.gov.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 18 November 2014. 

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