Goranboy District

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Map of Azerbaijan showing Goranboy rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Goranboy rayon
Country Azerbaijan
Capital Goranboy
 • Total 1,790 km2 (690 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 96,500
Postal code 2200
Telephone code (+994) 22[1]

Goranboy is a rayon of Azerbaijan. During the Soviet era the region was best known for the oil-cure sanatorium resort of Naftalan, though administratively Naftalan technically counts as an independent city. Naftalan is now starting to operate again following several years of virtual inaction when the resorts were filled with refugees from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Following fighting during the 1991–1992 a small strip in the south of the rayon is controlled by Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh.[citation needed] The southern half of the rayon is claimed by the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (now the Artsakh Republic) as the district of Shahumian.


  1. ^ "Şəhərlərarası telefon kodları". Aztelekom MMC. Aztelekom İB. Retrieved 19 August 2015.  (in Azerbaijani)

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Coordinates: 40°36′27″N 46°47′33″E / 40.607621°N 46.792619°E / 40.607621; 46.792619