Neftçala

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For the administrative district, see Neftchala Rayon.

Coordinates: 39°21′31″N 49°14′49″E / 39.35861°N 49.24694°E / 39.35861; 49.24694

Neftçala
City & Municipality
Neftçala is located in Azerbaijan
Neftçala
Neftçala
Coordinates: 39°21′31″N 49°14′49″E / 39.35861°N 49.24694°E / 39.35861; 49.24694
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Neftchala
Established 1959
Elevation -26 m (−85 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 20,510
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +994 153
Website Official website

Neftçala (also known as Neftchala) is a city and the capital of the Neftchala Rayon of Azerbaijan. In the city, there is palace of culture, regional study museum and gallery museum.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The city name is of Persian ("naft" meaning oil or petroleum) and Azerbaijani ("çala" meaning trench) origin, meaning oil trench.[3]

History[edit]

Throughout its history, Neftchala has suffered from floods because of its proximity to the river and the relatively low elevation of most of the town.[4][5][6]

Geography[edit]

The city lies southwest of the delta of the Kura River.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Culture[edit]

Sports[edit]

The city has one professional football team, Neftchala, currently competing in the second-flight of Azerbaijani football, the Azerbaijan First Division.[8]

Transport[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Neftchala has a large urban transport system, mostly managed by the Ministry of Transportation.

Education[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

Some of the city's many prestigious residents include: singer Anatollu Ganiyev and World War II hero Aghashirin Jafarov.

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