Neftchala District

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For the district center, see Neftçala.
Location of Neftchala
Country Azerbaijan
Capital Neftçala
 • Total 1,451 km2 (560 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 79,600
Zip Code AZ 4700
Area code(s) 153

Neftchala (Neftçala) is a rayon on the shores of the Caspian Sea.


The Neftchala region was formed as district in the composition of Azerbaijan Republic on February 11, 1940. Until this time it was located in the area of modern Salyan, and during the year it become part of the Khilly region, organized on January 24, 1939. Due Neftchala was exceptionally industrial region, it was liquidated in December 1959 and unified with the Salyan region. However, after 4 years it was isolated from Salyan region and became independent industrial zone. But similar mixed system for control did not justify itself, and the once again Neftchala region was again liquidated in 1965 and became part of the Salyan. The region become independent after 7 years on April 27, 1973.

Famous people from Neftchala[edit]

Population by years[1][edit]

Year 1979 1989 1999 2009
City 22400 25300 32300 37900
Rural 31000 34800 39200 41700
Total 53400 60100 71500 79600


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Coordinates: 39°21′N 49°15′E / 39.350°N 49.250°E / 39.350; 49.250