Lankaran

City in the southern region of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Lankaran (also called Länkäran, Lencoran, and Lenkoran’) is a city in Azerbaijan. It is on the coast of the Caspian Sea, near the southern border of Iran. There were 83,300 people living there in 2010. It is next to Lankaran rayon. Lankaran was for a long time the capital of the Talysh Khanate. Lankaran International Airport is the airport for the city. There are sandy beaches near Lankaran.

Lənkəran
Lankaran
Lankaran
Official seal of Lənkəran
Seal
Country Azerbaijan
CityLankaran
Government
Area
 • Total70 km2 (30 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total83,300
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)

The old form of the name was "Langarkanan". In Persian, it means "the place of pulling up the anchor(s)".

Lankaran State University was started in 1991.

Khazar Lankaran plays football in the Azerbaijan Premier League. In 2012, the city won to host European Masters Weightlifting Championship.[2]

Notable nativesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan – World-Gazetteer.com
  2. "Weightlifting Masters". Official Website of European Masters Weightlifting 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  3. (in Azerbaijani) The Voice of Happiness and Optimism: Jahan Talyshinskaya by Afruz Mammadova. Musigi-dunya.az
  4. "Асланов Ази Ахад оглы" (in Russian). Heroes of the country.
  5. "Павлов Михаил Александрович" (in Russian). Heroes of the country.
  6. "Tahmazov Pasha Gurban oglu". milliqahraman.az.