Administrative divisions of Azerbaijan

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Map of the administrative divisions of Azerbaijan. Note that the divisions of the Nakhchivan exclave are listed in the next section.
1. Absheron District
2. Aghjabadi District
3. Agdam District
4. Agdash District
5. Agstafa District
6. Agsu District
7. Shirvan (city)
8. Astara District
9. Baku (city)
10. Balakan District
11. Barda District
12. Beylagan District
13. Bilasuvar District
14. Jabrayil District
15. Jalilabad District
16. Dashkasan District
17. Shabran District
18. Fuzuli District
19. Gadabay District
20. Ganja (city)
21. Goranboy District
22. Goychay District
23. Hajigabul District
24. Imishli District
25. Ismailli District
26. Kalbajar District
27. Kurdamir District
28. Lachin District
29. Lankaran District
30. Lankaran (city)
31. Lerik District
32. Masally District
33. Mingachevir (city)
34. Naftalan (city)
35. Neftchala District
36. Oghuz District
37. Qabala District
38. Qakh District
39. Qazakh District
40. Gobustan District
41. Quba District
42. Qubadli District
43. Qusar District
44. Saatly District
45. Sabirabad District
46. Shaki District
47. Shaki (city)
48. Salyan District
49. Shamakhi District
50. Shamkir District
51. Samukh District
52. Siazan District
53. Sumqayit (city)
54. Shusha District
55. Shusha (city)
56. Tartar District
57. Tovuz District
58. Ujar District
59. Khachmaz District
60. Khankendi (city)
61. Goygol District
62. Khizi District
63. Khojali District
64. Khojavend District
65. Yardymli District
66. Yevlakh District
67. Yevlakh (city)
68. Zangilan District
69. Zaqatala District
70. Zardab District
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Politically, Azerbaijan is divided into these administrative divisions:

This list is for the main part of Azerbaijan. The rayons of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic are listed below and numbered separately. Some rayons are completely or partially in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, shown on the map in green; this is noted in the list. Nagorno-Karabakh is not recognised as an independent state, but it functions as one.

The rayons are further divided into municipalities.

List of administrative divisions[change | edit source]

Contiguous Azerbaijan[change | edit source]

Map ref. Administrative division Azerbaijani name Capital Area[1]
(km²)
Population[1]
(2011 est.)
Notes
1 Absheron District Abşeron Xirdalan 1,360 192,900 Includes an exclave in Baku
2 Aghjabadi District Ağcabədi Aghjabadi 1,760 124,000
3 Agdam District Ağdam Agdam 1,150 180,600
4 Agdash District Ağdaş Agdash 1,050 100,600
5 Agstafa District Ağstafa Agstafa 1,500 81,400
6 Agsu District Ağsu Agsu 1,020 72,100
7 Shirvan (city) Şirvan 30 78,700 Named Ali Bayramli (Əli Bayramlı) until April 24, 2008
8 Astara District Astara Astara 620 98,300
9 Baku (city) Bakı 2,130 2,092,400 Made up of 11 rayonlar
10 Balakan District Balakən Balakan 920 91,100
11 Barda District Bərdə Barda 960 143,900
12 Beylagan District Beyləqan Beylagan 1,130 87,900
13 Bilasuvar District Biləsuvar Bilasuvar 1,400 90,300
14 Jabrayil District Cəbrayıl Jabrayil 1,050 72,700
15 Jalilabad District Cəlilabad Jalilabad 1,440 196,500
16 Dashkasan District Daşkəsən Daşkəsən 1,050 33,200
17 Shabran District Şabran Shabran 1,090 53,000 Named Davachi (Dəvəçi) until 2010
18 Fuzuli District Füzuli Fuzuli 1,390 118,900
19 Gadabay District Gədəbəy Gadabay 1,290 95,000 Next to an exclave of Armenia
20 Ganja (city) Gəncə 110 316,300
21 Goranboy District Goranboy Goranboy 1,760 96,200
22 Goychay District Göyçay Goychay 740 111,100
23 Hajigabul District Hacıqabul Qazimemmed 1,640 67,300
24 Imishli District İmişli Imishli 1,820 116,600
25 Ismailli District İsmayıllı Ismailli 2,060 80,900
26 Kalbajar District Kəlbəcər Kalbajar 3,050 83,200 Partly controlled by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
27 Kurdamir District Kürdəmir Kurdamir 1,630 105,700
28 Lachin District Laçın Lachin 1,840 70,900
29 Lankaran District Lənkəran Lankaran 1,540 209,900
30 Lankaran (city) Lənkəran 70
31 Lerik District Lerik Lerik 1,080 76,400
32 Masally District Masallı Masally 720 202,500
33 Mingachevir (city) Mingəçevir 130 97,800
34 Naftalan (city) Naftalan 30 9,100
35 Neftchala District Neftçala Neftchala 1,450 81,300
36 Oghuz District Oğuz Oghuz 1,220 40,900
37 Qabala District Qəbələ Qabala 1,550 95,600
38 Qakh District Qax Qakh 1,490 53,900
39 Qazakh District Qazax Qazakh 700 90,800 Includes two exclaves in Armenia
40 Gobustan District Gobustan Gobustan 1,370 41,100
41 Quba District Quba Quba 2,580 155,600
42 Qubadli District Qubadlı Qubadli 800 36,700
43 Qusar District Qusar Qusar 1,540 89,300
44 Saatly District Saatlı Saatly 1,180 95,100
45 Sabirabad District Sabirabad Sabirabad 1,470 155,400
46 Shaki District Şəki Shaki 2,430 173,500
47 Shaki (city) Şəki
48 Salyan District Salyan Salyan 1,790 124,900
49 Shamakhi District Şamaxı Shamakhi 1,610 93,700
50 Shamkir District Şəmkir Shamkir 1,660 196,100
51 Samukh District Samux Nebiagali 1,450 54,600
52 Siazan District Siyəzən Siazan 700 38,400
53 Sumqayit (city) Sumqayıt 80 314,800
54 Shusha District Şuşa Shusha 290 29,700 Partly controlled by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
55 Shusha (city) Şuşa Partly controlled by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
56 Tartar District Tərtər Tartar 960 98,400 Partly controlled by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
57 Tovuz District Tovuz Tovuz 1,900 160,700 Next to an exclave of Armenia
58 Ujar District Ucar Ujar 850 79,800
59 Khachmaz District Xaçmaz Khachmaz 1,050 162,100
60 Khankendi (city) Xankəndi 8 55,200 Functions as the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, named Stepanakert
61 Goygol District Xanlar Goygol 1,030 58,300 Formerly Khanlar
62 Khizi District Xızı Khizi 1,850 14,700
63 Khojali District Xocalı Khojali 940 26,500 Partly controlled by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
64 Khojavend District Xocavənd Khojavend 1,460 42,100 Partly controlled by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
65 Yardymli District Yardımlı Yardymli 670 59,600
66 Yevlakh District Yevlax Yevlakh 1,540 119,600
67 Yevlakh (city) Yevlax
68 Zangilan District Zəngilan Zangilan 710 40,500
69 Zaqatala District Zaqatala Zaqatala 1,350 120,300
70 Zardab District Zərdab Zardab 860 54,000
Total 81,100 8,700,600

The territory of Nagorno-Karabakh currently is made up of the rayons of Khojavend, Tartar, Goranboy, Shusha and Kalbajar. When the area was part of the Soviet Union, it was known as Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO). However, on 26 November 1991, the Parliament of the Azerbaijan SSR ended the autonomy of the NKAO. Its territory was divided between the neighboring rayons. Since the Nagorno-Karabakh War, however, it is under the control of the ethnic Armenian forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia.[2]

Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic[change | edit source]

The seven districts and one municipality of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic are listed and numbered separately.

Map ref. Administrative division Azerbaijani name Capital Area[1]
(km²)
Population[1]
(2011 est.)
Notes
1 Babek District Babək Babek 900 65,100 Previously called Nakhchivan. Renamed after Babak Khorramdin in 1991.
2 Julfa District Culfa Julfa 1,000 42,600 Also spelled Jugha or Dzhulfa.
3 Kangarli District Kəngərli Givraq 680 28,600 Split from Babek in March 2004
4 Nakhchivan (city) Naxçıvan 130 84,700 Split from Nakhchivan (Babek Rayon) in 1991
5 Ordubad District Ordubad Ordubad 970 46,100 Split from Julfa during Sovietization[3]
6 Sadarak District Sədərək Sədərək 150 14,400 Split from Sharur in 1990. Includes the Karki exclave in Armenia
7 Shahbuz District Şahbuz Shahbuz 920 23,200 Split from Nakhchivan (Babek) during Sovietization[3]
8 Sharur District Şərur Sharur 810 105,400 Previously called Bash-Norashen and then Ilyich (after Vladimir Ilyich Lenin).[3]
Total 5,560 410,100

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References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Territories, number, density of population and territorial units by economic and administrative regions of Azerbaijan Republic", The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  2. The CIA World Factbook
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hewsen, Robert H. (2001). Armenia: A Historical Atlas. University of Chicago Press.