Lankaran

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Lənkəran
Lankaran

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Coordinates: 38°45′13″N 48°51′04″E / 38.75361°N 48.85111°E / 38.75361; 48.85111Coordinates: 38°45′13″N 48°51′04″E / 38.75361°N 48.85111°E / 38.75361; 48.85111
Country  Azerbaijan
City Lankaran
Government
Area
 • Total 70 km2 (30 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 83,300
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Lankaran (also Länkäran, Lencoran, and Lenkoran’) is a city in Azerbaijan. It is on the coast of the Caspian Sea, near the southern border with Iran. There wre 83,300 people in 2010. It is next to, but separate from 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.

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]

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