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Sumqayit

city in Azerbaijan

Sumgayit (also, Sumgait and Sumqayyt) is one of the largest cities in Azerbaijan. It is near the Caspian Sea and about 31 kilometres away from the capital, Baku. There were 308,700 people in 2009. It was started on November 22, 1949.[1] It is home to Sumqayit State University.

Sumgait

Sumqayıt
City & Municipality
Coordinates: 40°35′23″N 49°40′07″E / 40.58972°N 49.66861°E / 40.58972; 49.66861Coordinates: 40°35′23″N 49°40′07″E / 40.58972°N 49.66861°E / 40.58972; 49.66861
Country Azerbaijan
CitySumgait
Government
 • MayorEldar Azizov
Area
 • Total83 km2 (32 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total312,000
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)

Sumgayit City F.C. plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Notable people from SumgayitEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Sumqayıt şəhər icra hakimiyyəti. Şəhərin pasportu" [Sumgayit Executive Power. Resume]. Retrieved 2010-12-29.