Ganja, Azerbaijan

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Skyline of Ganja
Official seal of Ganja
Coordinates: 40°40′58″N 46°21′38″E / 40.68278°N 46.36056°E / 40.68278; 46.36056Coordinates: 40°40′58″N 46°21′38″E / 40.68278°N 46.36056°E / 40.68278; 46.36056
Country  Azerbaijan
 • Mayor Elmar Valiyev
 • City 170 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation +408 m (1,339 ft)
Population (2009)census data[1]
 • City 821,700
 • Density 2,848/km2 (7,380/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,000,000
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) GMT+5 (UTC+5)

Ganja is Azerbaijan's second-largest city. There are around 821,700 people.[1][2][3] It was named Yelizavetpol in the Russian Empire period. The name is from the New Persian ganj which means treasure. It was likely started in the 5th century A.D.[4]

Ganja International Airport is the only airport in the city.[5]

FC Kəpəz plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League.[6]

Education[change | change source]

Ganja has four places for post-secondary education.

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