Looking north from the Sheki Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Shaki Rayon (in red)
|Established||8 August 1930|
|• Chief Executive||Elxan Zabir oğlu Usubov (New Azerbaijan Party)|
|• Total||2,430 km2 (940 sq mi)|
|• Density||76/km2 (200/sq mi)|
Sheki is one of the oldest cities in Azerbaijan. In medieval sources, its name is called Shaki, Shaki, Shakki, and etc. The city of Sheki was called Nuxa for a long time.The city of Sheki was called "Nuxa" for a long time. One of the oldest authors, Ptolemy, noted that there was a settlement called "Niga" among Albanian cities.
There are Palace of Shaki Khans dating back to the XVIII century, Tower fortress, minaret of Gileyli mosque, Lower Caravanserai belonging to the XVIII-XIX centuries, Upper Caravanserai, Aghvanlar baths dating back to the 19th century in the city. "Gavur" fortress belonging to VI century, Gudula fortress of the Middle Ages, Aghcagala Mosque in Aydinbulag village, Kish temple belonging to the medival era near the Kish village, and "Gələrsən görərsən" fortress (in English "See if you come") dating back to the 15th century are preserved in the district.
The population of the Shaki District in early 2015 was 181,000 (90,300 men and 90,700 women), an increase since 2009, when it was 170,700. Shaki has 65 settlements, with the majority of residents living in the cities (66,900) and a minority in villages (32,600).
The official languages are Azerbaijani.
Shaki is part of the Shaki-Zaqatala economic region. The Shaki region, one of the largest agricultural and industrial districts of the Republic, has a total area of 2.43 thousand km2 and a population of 184,172. At present 29 industrial enterprises operate in the region, of which 21 are small enterprises.
|Total||157 353||100.00||170 733||100.00|
|Azerbaijanis||148 862||94.60||163 092||95.52|
|Lezgins||7 469||4.75||7 152||4.19|
Mirza Fatali Akhundov - writer, public figure
Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh - poet
Molla Cümə - poet
Ahmadiyya Jabrayilov - World War II participant, partisan
- "Population by sex, economic and administrative regions, urban settlements of the Republic of Azerbaijan at the beginning of the 2015". The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic. Archived from the original on 20 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
- "TERRITORIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS - District of Shaki" (PDF).
- Population statistics of Eastern Europe: Ethnic composition of Azerbaijan by 1999 census
- Population statistics of Eastern Europe: Ethnic composition of Azerbaijan by 2009 census
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