Khachmaz (city)

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Coordinates: 41°28′15″N 48°48′35″E / 41.47083°N 48.80972°E / 41.47083; 48.80972

Coat of arms of Khachmaz
Coat of arms
Khachmaz is located in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 41°28′15″N 48°48′35″E / 41.47083°N 48.80972°E / 41.47083; 48.80972
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Khachmaz
Established 1938
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 40,976
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +994 172

Khachmaz (Azerbaijani: Xaçmaz) is a town in the Khachmaz Rayon of Azerbaijan.


Modern historians believe that the name Khachmaz derives from khachmataki tribe of Huns, which transformed into Khacmaz in the middle of 7th century. It is also interesting, that part of the tribe in the second middle of the 7th century migrated to the territory of the current Oghuz district having constructed the settlement and naming Khachmar fortress.[2][3]


The economy of Khachmaz is partially agricultural, partially tourist based, with some industries in operation.[4]


Khachmaz is considered a popular tourist destination, especially due to the Nabran municipality. The combination of a warm summer climate, woods along the seashore and clean golden beaches was exploited by the construction of large numbers of hotels and apartments in Khacmaz.[5]

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Khacmaz is twinned with the following cities:



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