Kürdəxanı

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Kürdəxanı
Municipality
Kürdəxanı is located in Azerbaijan
Kürdəxanı
Kürdəxanı
Coordinates: 40°32′54″N 49°55′19″E / 40.54833°N 49.92194°E / 40.54833; 49.92194Coordinates: 40°32′54″N 49°55′19″E / 40.54833°N 49.92194°E / 40.54833; 49.92194
Country  Azerbaijan
City Baku
Raion Sabunçu
Area
 • Total 27.3 km2 (10.5 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 6,400
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Kürdəxanı (also, Kurdakhani) is a settlement and municipality in Sabunçu district of Baku, Azerbaijan.

Coat of arms of Kürdəxanı

History[edit]

Earliest settlements in Kyurdakhany are believed to be dated at least two millennia ago, which is supported by archeological artifacts. Historical monuments:

  • Sheykh Ali Shirvani khanqah and mosque - built in 1448
  • Haji Zeynal hamam - built in 17th century
  • Haji Jafargulu hamam - built in 16th century
  • Juma mosque - 14th century (rebuilt in 2007)

Kyurdakhany was one of settlements which were not affected by March Day events. Due to armed resistance with local qochu.

Quarters[edit]

Kyurdakhany is located on northern side of Absheron peninsula, highest altitude above sea level, rich with salt lakes and mud volcanos. Municipality is divided into three quarters: Old quarter, New quarter and gardens.

Old quarter[edit]

Old quarter is oldest part of Kyurdakhany. A local school, kindergarten, Juma mosque is located on this quarter.

New quarter[edit]

New quarter is located on western side of municipality and mostly consists of post-Soviet houses on former sovkhoz lands. Inhabitants are mostly refugees from Karabakh as well as non-local population which came from nearby municipalities.

Gardens[edit]

Locals have additional lands seaside, which are called "Ləhiş bağları" (Lahij gardens). A mosque exists in gardens quarter which was built by local inhabitants in the 19th century, besides a khanqah of an Ahi Brotherhood which was built in 1448.[2]

Famous people[edit]

Martyrs[edit]

Several martyrs of Karabakh war were born in Kyurdakhany - Ilgar Guliyev (a street named after him), Pasha Nazirov, Faiz Heydarov, Ilgar Zulfugarov (a street named after him), Natiq Babayev, Fikrat Babayev, Mubariz Mammadov.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Kyurdakhany has a relatively modern "Yamin Castle" (Azerbaijani: Yamin qalası), named after his builder Yamin who built this "castle" by his own hands during his madness.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baku City Statistics Center
  2. ^ Rajabova B, History of craftwork industry of Azerbaijan, Baku