Masally District

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Map of Azerbaijan showing Masally Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Masally Rayon
Coordinates: 39°02′N 48°39′E / 39.033°N 48.650°E / 39.033; 48.650Coordinates: 39°02′N 48°39′E / 39.033°N 48.650°E / 39.033; 48.650
Country  Azerbaijan
 • Total 721 km2 (278 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 211,951
 • Density 158/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) GMT+5 (UTC+5)
Postal code AZ4400
Telephone code (+994) 25[1]
Wilderness in Masalli Rayon
Road sign at the entrance to Masalli Rayon

Masally (Masallı) is the administrative area in the south of Azerbaijan.


This territory borders on Lankaran, Lerik, Yardimli, Jalilabad, Neftchala districts. In the east, the district is washed by the Caspian Sea, and in the west it approaches Talish mountains, Burovar ridge. Height of the territory reaches 917 m. There are mineral and geothermal springs in Masally.[2] Average temperature is 2,1°C in January, and 24,6°C in July. The amount of annual precipitation is 600–800 mm. Vilash is the largest river of the district. There are broad-leaved forests of Girkan type-chestnut-leaved oak, hornbeam, beech, Persian ironwood tree, Girkan boxwood, Caucasian persimmon, medlar and others in the mountainous part of the district. Total area of the district's forests equals to 16,87 thousand ha.There are 107 villages in the Masally


Masally rayon was originated in 1930. Formerly, the territory of the district was the part of Arkevan area of Lankaran rayon.

State political system[edit]

The head of Masally rayon is chief executive. Chief executives:

  • Safarov Azer Fattah oglu-till September 30, 2004
  • Aliyev Ogtay Jalil oglu-from September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2006
  • Agayev Gazanfar Arif oglu-since September 30, 2006[3]
  • Huseynov Rafil İsrafil oglu-since April 14, 2012

Administrative structure[edit]

The center of the district is city Masally. Average population density is 159 people per km². Boradigah township, Badalan, Arkevan, Banbashi, Gizilagaj, Teze Alvadi, Chakhirli villages are the other largest population aggregates.