Ganja, Azerbaijan

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Ganja

Gəncə
Skyline of Ganja
Official seal of Ganja
Seal
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
Government
 • MayorElmar Valiyev
Area
 • Total110 km2 (40 sq mi)
Elevation
+408 m (1,339 ft)
Population
(2009)census data[1]
 • Total313,300
 • Density2,848/km2 (7,380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (GMT+4)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (GMT+5)
Websitewww.ganca.net

Ganja is Azerbaijan's second-largest city. There are around 313,300 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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