Shamkir Rayon

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Shamkir
Şəmkir
Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Shamkir Rayon
Coordinates: 40°49′57″N 46°1′35″E / 40.8325°N 46.02639°E / 40.8325; 46.02639Coordinates: 40°49′57″N 46°1′35″E / 40.8325°N 46.02639°E / 40.8325; 46.02639
Country  Azerbaijan
Shamkhor 1930
Capital Şəmkir
Government
 • executive head Nazim Veysov
Area[1]
 • Total 1,660 km2 (640 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 192,900
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) 241

Shamkir is a rayon in Azerbaijan. It is in the northwestern part of the country. The rayon was called "Shamkhor" during the Soviet rule. It was renamed Shamkir in 1991. The district was formed in 1930. The capital of Shamkir Rayon is Shamkir city.

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