Goychay (city)

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Coordinates: 40°39′11″N 47°44′26″E / 40.65306°N 47.74056°E / 40.65306; 47.74056

Goychay

Göyçay
City & Municipality
Coat of arms of Goychay
Coat of arms
Goychay is located in Azerbaijan
Goychay
Goychay
Coordinates: 40°39′11″N 47°44′26″E / 40.65306°N 47.74056°E / 40.65306; 47.74056
Country Azerbaijan
RayonGoychay
Founded1916
Elevation
115 m (377 ft)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total37,280
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)
Area code(s)+994 167
WebsiteOfficial website

Goychay (also, Göyçay, Gekchai, Geokchai, Geokchay, Geoktschai, Geokčaj, Geychay, and Göychay) is a city and municipality in and the capital of the Goychay Rayon of Azerbaijan. The municipality includes the city of Goychay and the nearby village of Qızılqaya.[2]

As of December 2004 the urban population was 35,344[3]

Concerted settlement dates back to the late 1850s following the devastating 1859 earthquake in Shemakha, though the town was only officially incorporated as such in 1916.[4]

Notable natives[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Tovuz is twinned with various cities.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan Archived 2011-06-22 at the Wayback Machine. – World-Gazetteer.com
  2. ^ "Belediyye Informasiya Sistemi" (in Azerbaijani). Archived from the original on September 24, 2008.
  3. ^ Goychay Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Goychay Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Мамедханлы Энвер Гафар оглы". Great Soviet Encyclopedia.
  6. ^ "Расул Рза". Great Soviet Encyclopedia.
  7. ^ "Azerbaijan`s Goychay, Italy` Valmontone become sister cities". sia.az. Retrieved 18 November 2014.

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