Khizi Rayon

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Xızı (Khizi)
Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Khizi Rayon
Coordinates: 40°54′N 49°04′E / 40.9°N 49.067°E / 40.9; 49.067Coordinates: 40°54′N 49°04′E / 40.9°N 49.067°E / 40.9; 49.067
Country Azerbaijan
Capital Xızı
Area
 • Total 1,850 km2 (710 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 13,080

Khizi (Xızı) is a rayon of Azerbaijan. Its capital is the village of Xızı. This rayon has the smallest number of people in Azerbaijan. The rayon has a large variety of landscapes. On the flat Caspian coast there are irrigated cattle and chicken-breeding[1] lowlands around Shurabad. West of Giläzi, the Xızı road goes through semi-desert landscapes known as the Candy Cane Mountains.[2] Around 10 km west of Xızı town, the green, heavily forested hills around Alti Agach which are the Altyaghach National Park. The national park is home to the rare East Caucasian Tur, a mountain dwelling goat antelope found only in the eastern half of the Caucasus Mountains.[3]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Gateway.az
  2. Azerb.com
  3. Azerb.com