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List Of The 69 Major Districts Of Azerbaijan And Their Capicals

JEROME MICHAEL EBRUPHIYO Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Basis

 
Table Of Contents

Introduction

Brief History of Azerbaijan

List of the 69 Major Districts in Azerbaijan

1. Absheron District

2. Aghjabadi District

3. Agdam District

4. Agdash District

5. Agstafa District

6. Agsu District

7. Shirvan

8. Astara District

9. Baku

10. Balakan District

11. Barda District

12. Beylagan District

13. Bilasuvar District

14. Jabrayil District

15. Jalilabad District

16. Dashkasan District

17. Shabran District

18. Fuzuli District

19. Gadabay District

20. Ganja

21. Goranboy District

22. Goychay District

23. Hajigabul District

24. Imishli District

25. Ismayilli District

26. Kalbajar District

27. Kurdamir District

28. Lachin District

29. Lankaran District

30. Lankaran

31. Lerik District

32. Masally District

33. Mingachevir

34. Naftalan

35. Neftchala District

36. Oghuz District

37. Qabala District

38. Qakh District

39. Qazakh District

40. Gobustan District

41. Quba District

42. Qubadli District

43. Qusar District

44. Saatly District

45. Sabirabad District

46. Shaki District

47. Shaki

48. Salyan District

49. Shamakhi District

50. Shamkir District

51. Samukh District

52. Siyazan District

53. Sumqayit

54. Shusha District

55. Tartar District

56. Tovuz District

57. Ujar District

58. Khachmaz District

59. Khankendi

60. Goygol District

61. Khizi District

62. Khojaly District

63. Khojavend District

64. Yardimli District

65. Yevlakh District

66. Yevlakh

67. Zangilan District

68.Zaqatala District

69. Zardab District

How was Azerbaijan founded?

What is the old name of Azerbaijan?

Did Azerbaijan exist before 1918?

What country was Azerbaijan before?

Does Azerbaijan have states or provinces?

What are major cities in Azerbaijan?

How many regions are there in Azerbaijan?

Introduction

This post will provide information on the list of the 69 major districts of Azerbaijan and their capitals and also provide answers to questions regarding Azerbaijan as a country.

Brief History of Azerbaijan

The history of Azerbaijan is understood as the history of the region now forming the Republic of Azerbaijan. Topographically, the land is contained by the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains in the north, the Caspian Sea in the east, and the Armenian Highlands in the west. In the south, its natural boundaries are less distinct, and here the country merges with the Iranian Plateau. The entity of Caucasian Albania was established on its soil in ancient times. The Caucasian Albanian language spoken by the founders of Caucasian Albania was most likely a predecessor of the now endangered Udi language spoken by the Udi people. From the time of the Medes and the Achaemenid Empire, until the coming of the Russians in the 19th century, the territories of the republic of Azerbaijan and Iran usually shared the same history. Azerbaijan retained its Iranian character even after the Arab conquest of Iran and the conversion of the area's inhabitants to Islam. Some four centuries later, Oghuz Turkic tribes under the Seljuq dynasty entered the area, and Azerbaijan gained a large amount of Turkic inhabitants. Over the centuries, as the original population mingled with the immigrant Turkic nomads, the number of native Persian speakers gradually diminished, and a Turkic dialect nowadays known as Azerbaijani (or Azeri Turkic) gained hold. After the Russo-Persian wars of 1804–1813 and 1826–1828, Qajar Iran was forced to cede its Caucasian territories to the Russian Empire; the treaties of Gulistan in 1813 and Turkmenchay in 1828 defined the border between Czarist Russia and Qajar Iran. The region north of the Aras was Iranian until it was occupied by Russia during the 19th century. According to the Treaty of Turkmenchay, Qajar Iran recognized Russian sovereignty over the Erivan, Nakhchivan and Lankaran Khanates (the last parts of Azerbaijan still in Iranian hands). In the ensuing period, in post-Iranian Russian-held East Caucasia, an Azerbaijani national identity emerged at the end of the 19th century. After more than 80 years of being part of the Russian Empire in the Caucasus, the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was established in 1918. The name "Azerbaijan", adopted by the ruling Musavat Party for political reasons, had been used to identify the adjacent region of northwestern Iran. Azerbaijan was invaded by Soviet forces in 1920, which led to the establishment of the Azerbaijan SSR. In the early Soviet period, the Azerbaijani national identity was finally forged. Azerbaijan remained under Soviet rule until the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, after which the independent Republic of Azerbaijan proclaimed. Hostile relations with the neighboring Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have been focal points within Azerbaijani politics since independence. Muslim Arabs defeated the Sasanian and Byzantine Empires as they marched into the Caucasus, making Caucasian Albania a vassal state after Javanshir's 667 surrender. Between the ninth and 10th centuries, Arab authors began calling the region between the Kura and Aras "Arran". Arabs from Basra and Kufa came to Azerbaijan, seizing abandoned lands. At the beginning of the eighth century, Azerbaijan was the centre of the caliphate–Khazar–Byzantine wars. In 722–723, the Khazars attacked Arab Transcaucasian territory. An Arabian army led by Al-Jarrah ibn Abdallah drove the Khazars back across the Caucasus. Al-Jarrah fought his way north along the west Caspian coast, recovering Derbent and advancing with his army to the Khazar capital of Balanjar, captured the capital of the Khazar khanate and placed prisoners around Gabala. Then al-Jarrah returned to Sheki. During the ninth century, the Abbasid Caliphate dealt with uprisings against Arab rule. The Khurramites, led by Babak Khorramdin, staged a persistent revolt. Babak's victories over Arab generals were associated with his seizure of Babak Fort, according to Arab historians who said that his influence extended to Azerbaijan: "southward to near Ardabil and Marand, eastward to the Caspian Sea and the Shamakhi district and Shervan, northward to the Muqan (Mo?an) steppe and the Aras riverbank, westward to the districts of Jolfa, Nakjavan, and Marand". In another controversial election, Heydar's son Ilham Aliyev was elected president that year. The election, marred by violence, was criticised by foreign observers. Opposition to the Aliyev administration is widespread, with opponents advocating a more democratic government. Aliyev was re-elected in 2008 with 87 percent of the vote, however, as opposition parties boycotted the election. After a 2009 constitutional referendum, presidential term limits were abolished and freedom of the press was restricted. The 2010 election produced a National Assembly loyal to Aliyev; for the first time in Azerbaijani history, no candidate from the main opposition Azerbaijani Popular Front or Musavat parties was elected. The Economist called Azerbaijan's regime authoritarian, ranking it 135th out of 167 countries in its 2010 Democracy Index. Demonstrations were held against Aliyev's rule in 2011, calling for democratic reforms and a new government. Aliyev responded with a security crackdown, using force to crush protests in Baku and refusing to make concessions. Over 400 people were arrested during the protests, which began in March. Opposition leaders, including Musavat's Isa Gambar, vowed to continue demonstrating despite police suppression. On 24 October 2011, Azerbaijan was elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. From 1 to 5 April 2016, clashes resumed between Armenian and Azerbaijani armed forces.

List of the 69 Major Districts in Azerbaijan

1. Absheron District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Absheron. It has Xirdalan as its capital and it occupies about 1,360 kilometer square of the country.

2. Aghjabadi District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Aghjabadi as its capital and it occupies about 1,760 kilometer square of the country.

3. Agdam District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Yukhari-Karabakh. It has Alibeyli as its capital and it occupies about 1,150 kilometer square of the country.

4. Agdash District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Agdash as its capital and it occupies about 1,050 kilometer square of the country.

5. Agstafa District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Ganja-Qazakh. It has Agstafa as its capital and it occupies about 1,500 kilometer square of the country.

6. Agsu District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Daglig-Shirvan. It has Agsu as its capital and it occupies about 1,020 kilometer square of the country.

7. Shirvan

This is a city of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It was named Ali Bayramli until April 24th, 2008 and it occupies about 30 kilometer square of the country.

8. Astara District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Lankaran. It has Astara as its capital and it occupies about 620 kilometer square of the country.

9. Baku

This is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan comprising of 12 districts. It occupies about 2,130 kilometer square of the country.

10. Balakan District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Shaki-Zaqatala. It has Balakan as its capital and it occupies about 920 kilometer square of the country.

11. Barda District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Barda as its capital and it occupies about 960 kilometer square of the country.

12. Beylagan District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Beylagan as its capital and it occupies about 1,130 kilometer square of the country.

13. Bilasuvar District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Bilasuvar as its capital and it occupies about 1,400 kilometer square of the country.

14. Jabrayil District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Yukhari-Karabakh. It has Jabrayil as its capital and it occupies about 1,050 kilometer square of the country.

15. Jalilabad District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Lankaran. It has Jalilabad as its capital and it occupies about 1,440 kilometer square of the country.

16. Dashkasan District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Ganja-Qazakh. It has Dask?s?n as its capital and it occupies about 1,050 kilometer square of the country.

17. Shabran District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Quba-Khachmaz. It has Shabran as its capital and it occupies about 1,090 kilometer square of the country. It was named Davachi (D?v?çi) until 2010.

18. Fuzuli District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Yukhari-Karabakh. It has Füzuli as its capital and it occupies about 1,390 kilometer square of the country.

19. Gadabay District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Ganja-Qazakh. It has Gadabay as its capital and it occupies about 1,290 kilometer square of the country. It borders an exclave of Armenia.

20. Ganja

This is the second largest city of Azerbaijan comprising of 12 districts. It occupies about 110 kilometer square of the country. It is located in the Ganja-Qazakh region.

21. Goranboy District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Ganja-Qazakh. It has Goranboy as its capital and it occupies about 1,760 kilometer square of the country.

22. Goychay District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Goychay as its capital and it occupies about 740 kilometer square of the country.

23. Hajigabul District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Hajiqabul as its capital and it occupies about 1,640 kilometer square of the country.

24. Imishli District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Imishli as its capital and it occupies about 1,820 kilometer square of the country.

25. Ismayilli District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Daglig-Shirvan. It has Ismayilli as its capital and it occupies about 2,060 kilometer square of the country.

26. Kalbajar District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Kalbajar-Lachin. It has Kalbajar as its capital and it occupies about 3,050 kilometer square of the country.

27. Kurdamir District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Kurdamir as its capital and it occupies about 1,630 kilometer square of the country.

28. Lachin District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Kalbajar-Lachin. It has Lachin as its capital and it occupies about 1,840 kilometer square of the country.

29. Lankaran District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Lankaran. It has Lankaran as its capital and it occupies about 1,540 kilometer square of the country.

30. Lankaran

This is a city also located in Lankaran region of Azerbaijan which occupies about 70 kilometer square.

31. Lerik District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Lankaran. It has Lerik as its capital and it occupies about 1,080 kilometer square of the country.

32. Masally District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Lankaran. It has Masally as its capital and it occupies about 720 kilometer square of the country.

33. Mingachevir

This is a city also located in Aran region of Azerbaijan which occupies about 130 kilometer square.

34. Naftalan

This is a city also located in Ganja-Qazakh region of Azerbaijan which occupies about 30 kilometer square.

35. Neftchala District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Neftchala as its capital and it occupies about 1,450 kilometer square of the country.

36. Oghuz District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Shaki-Zaqatala. It has Oghuz as its capital and it occupies about 1,220 kilometer square of the country.

37. Qabala District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Shaki-Zaqatala. It has Qabala as its capital and it occupies about 1,550 kilometer square of the country.

38. Qakh District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Shaki-Zaqatala. It has Qakh as its capital and it occupies about 1,490 kilometer square of the country.

39. Qazakh District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Ganja-Qazakh. It has Qazakh as its capital and it occupies about 700 kilometer square of the country. It includes two exclaves in Armenia

40. Gobustan District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Daglig-Shirvan. It has Gobustan as its capital and it occupies about 1,370 kilometer square of the country.

41. Quba District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Quba-Khachmaz. It has Quba as its capital and it occupies about 2,580 kilometer square of the country.

42. Qubadli District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Kalbajar-Lachin. It has Qubadli as its capital and it occupies about 800 kilometer square of the country.

43. Qusar District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Quba-Khachmaz. It has Qusar as its capital and it occupies about 1,540 kilometer square of the country.

44. Saatly District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Saatly as its capital and it occupies about 1,180 kilometer square of the country.

45. Sabirabad District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Sabirabad as its capital and it occupies about 1,470 kilometer square of the country.

46. Shaki District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Shaki-Zaqatala. It has Shaki as its capital and it occupies about 2,430 kilometer square of the country.

47. Shaki

This is a city also located in Shaki-Zaqatala region of Azerbaijan which occupies about 9 kilometer square.

48. Salyan District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Salyan as its capital and it occupies about 1,790 kilometer square of the country.

49. Shamakhi District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Daglig-Shirvan. It has Shamakhi as its capital and it occupies about 1,610 kilometer square of the country.

50. Shamkir District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Ganja-Qazakh. It has Shamkir as its capital and it occupies about 1,660 kilometer square of the country.

51. Samukh District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Ganja-Qazakh. It has Nebiagali as its capital and it occupies about 1,450 kilometer square of the country.

52. Siyazan District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Quba-Khachmaz. It has Siyazan as its capital and it occupies about 700 kilometer square of the country.

53. Sumqayit

This is a city in the region of Absheron which occupies about 80 kilo meter square

54. Shusha District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Yukhari-Karabakh. It has Shusha as its capital and it occupies about 290 kilometer square of the country.

55. Tartar District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Yukhari-Karabakh. It has Tartar as its capital and it occupies about 960 kilometer square of the country. Parts of it is controlled by NKR

56. Tovuz District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Ganja-Qazakh. It has Tovuz as its capital and it occupies about 1,900 kilometer square of the country. Borders an exclave of Armenia

57. Ujar District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Ujar as its capital and it occupies about 850 kilometer square of the country.

58. Khachmaz District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Quba-Khachmaz. It has Khachmaz as its capital and it occupies about 1,050 kilometer square of the country.

59. Khankendi

This is a city in the region of Yukhari-Karabakh which occupies about 8 kilo meter square. It was De facto capital of NKR named Stepanakert

60. Goygol District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Ganja-Qazakh. It has Goygol as its capital and it occupies about 1,030 kilometer square of the country.

61. Khizi District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Absheron. It has Khizi as its capital and it occupies about 1,850 kilometer square of the country.

62. Khojaly District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Yukhari-Karabakh. It has Khojali as its capital and it occupies about 940 kilometer square of the country.

63. Khojavend District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Yukhari-Karabakh. It has Khojavend as its capital and it occupies about 1,460 kilometer square of the country.

64. Yardimli District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Lankaran. It has Yardimli as its capital and it occupies about 670 kilometer square of the country.

65. Yevlakh District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Yevlakh as its capital and it occupies about 1,540 kilometer square of the country.

66. Yevlakh

This is a city in the region of Aran which occupies about 95 kilo meter square.

67. Zangilan District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Kalbajar-Lachin. It has Zangilan as its capital and it occupies about 710 kilometer square of the country.

68.Zaqatala District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Shaki-Zaqatala. It has Zaqatala as its capital and it occupies about 1,350 kilometer square of the country.

69. Zardab District

This is an administrative division of Azerbaijan located in the region of Aran. It has Zardab as its capital and it occupies about 860 kilometer square of the country.

How was Azerbaijan founded?

When the Russian Empire collapsed in 1917, the Transcaucasian Federation was founded by Armenian and Georgian intelligentsia. The federation was short-lived, and the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was proclaimed on 28 May 1918 by the Musavat.

What is the old name of Azerbaijan?

AD 24), a Greek geographer, identifies Albania as a separate territory from Atropatene (the ancient name of Azerbaijan) and describes it as “a land extending from the Caspian Sea to the Alazani River and the land of Mede Atropatene to the south.”

Did Azerbaijan exist before 1918?

No specifically Azerbaijani state existed before 1918, and, rather than seeing themselves as part of a continuous national tradition, like the Georgians and Armenians, the Muslims of Transcaucasia saw themselves as part of the larger Muslim world, the ummah.

What country was Azerbaijan before?

Azerbaijan was an independent nation from 1918 to 1920 but was then incorporated into the Soviet Union. It became a constituent (union) republic in 1936. Azerbaijan declared sovereignty on September 23, 1989, and independence on August 30, 1991.

Does Azerbaijan have states or provinces?

There are 8 provinces, 6 districts, 13 districts and 642 villages in the economic region. The Lankaran economic region is located in the south-east of Azerbaijan.

What are major cities in Azerbaijan?

The Five Biggest Cities In Azerbaijan are Baku, Ganja, Sumqayit, Lankaran and Mingachevir.

How many regions are there in Azerbaijan?

Regions of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is made up of 9 economic regions, termed “Iqtisadi Rayonlar” (singular: “Iqtisadi Rayon”), and a 10th region called the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. This final region is an exclave, separated from the rest of Azerbaijan by Armenia.

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