Ganja, Azerbaijan

city in Azerbaijan

Ganja is Azerbaijan's second-largest city. There are around 313,300 people.[1][2][3] It was named Yelizavetpol in the Russian Empire period. The name is from the New Persian ganj which means treasure. It was likely started in the 5th century A.D.[4]

Official seal of Ganja
Coordinates: 40°40′58″N 46°21′38″E / 40.68278°N 46.36056°E / 40.68278; 46.36056
Country Azerbaijan
 • MayorElmar Valiyev
 • Total110 km2 (40 sq mi)
408 m (1,339 ft)
 (2009)census data[1]
 • Total313,300
 • Density2,848/km2 (7,380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (GMT+4)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (GMT+5)

Ganja International Airport is the only airport in the city.[5]

Education change

Ganja has four places for post-secondary education.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  2. The Ganja State Historical-Cultural reserve[permanent dead link]
  3. В Азербайджане численность населения достигла 8 млн. 922 тыс. человек (in Russian)
  4. "Encyclopædia Iranica, "Ganja", C. Edmund Bosworth". Archived from the original on 2011-08-23. Retrieved 2012-05-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. Gəncə Beynəlxalq hava limanının açılış mərasimi (in Azerbaijani)