List of cities in Azerbaijan

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This is a list of cities in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is a country in the South Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.[1] In total, Azerbaijan has 77 cities (including 12 Federal-level cities), 64 smaller rayon-class cities, and one special legal status city. These are followed by 257 urban-type settlements and 4,620 villages.[2]

Cities in Azerbaijan[edit]

Baku, capital of Azerbaijan
Road sign at the entrance to Agsu
A view of Şərur from the air

There are 77 urban settlements in Azerbaijan with the official status of a city (Azerbaijani: şəhər). They are:

Most populous Azerbaijani cities[edit]

List of ten cities, including the capital Baku, with the largest urban population in 2018.[5] [6]

Rank Azerbaijani City Population Image Description
1 Bakı Baku 2,277,500 Bakü gece görünüşü.jpg Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku is located 28 meters below sea level, which also makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world. In fact, Baku is also the largest city in the world located below sea level.
2 Sumqayıt Sumqayit 343,100 Luxury Palace şadlıq sarayı, Sumqayıt.jpg Second largest city and seaport in Azerbaijan
3 Gəncə Ganja 332,600 Ganja Filarmonic hall.jpg Third largest city in Azerbaijan
4 Lənkəran Lankaran 226,900 Lenkoran center.jpg Lankaran is a city in the south on the coast of the Caspian Sea.
5 Mingəçevir Mingachevir 104,500 НМ.jpg Mingachevir is a city in the north of the country
6 Naxçıvan Nakhchivan 93,700 Palace of Nakhchivan Khans.jpg
7 Şirvan Shirvan 85,800 Shirvan city.jpg Located along the Kura river
8 Şəki Shaki 65,100 Street in "Yukhari-Bash" Historic-Architectural Reserve in Shaki.JPG Shaki is a city known for its rich history.
9 Yevlax Yevlakh 61,200
Yevlax Dəmiryol Stansiyası 2017-05-27.jpg

See also[edit]


  1. ^ While often politically aligned with Europe, Azerbaijan is generally considered to be at least mostly in Southwest Asia geographically with its northern part bisected by the standard Asia-Europe divide, the Greater Caucasus. The United Nations classification of world regions places Azerbaijan in Western Asia; the CIA World Factbook places it mostly in Southwest Asia [1] and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary places it in both;, and Encyclopædia Britannica also place Georgia in Asia. Conversely, some sources place Azerbaijan in Europe such as
  2. ^ "Demoqrafik göstəricilər". (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Marushiakova, E.; Popov, V. (2016). Gypsies in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Springer International Publishing. p. 68. ISBN 978-3-319-41057-9. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Dumper, M.; Stanley, B.E. (2007). Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-57607-919-5. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Demographic Indicators of Azerbaijan, State Statistics Committee (Azerbaijan)
  6. ^ Population of Azerbaijan, State Statistics Committee (Azerbaijan)