Lankaran

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Lənkəran
Lankaran
Lankaran
Official seal of Lənkəran
Seal
Country  Azerbaijan
City Lankaran
Government
Area
 • Total 70 km2 (30 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 83,300
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Lankaran (also called Länkäran, Lencoran, and Lenkoran’) is a city in Azerbaijan. It is on the coast of the Caspian Sea, near the southern border of Iran. There were 83,300 people living there in 2010. It is next to Lankaran rayon. Lankaran was for a long time the capital of the Talysh Khanate. Lankaran International Airport is the airport for the city. There are sandy beaches near Lankaran.

The old form of the name was "Langarkanan". In Persian, it means "the place of pulling up the anchor(s)".

Lankaran State University was started in 1991.

Khazar Lankaran plays football in the Azerbaijan Premier League. In 2012, the city won to host European Masters Weightlifting Championship.[2]

Notable natives[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan – World-Gazetteer.com
  2. "Weightlifting Masters". Official Website of European Masters Weightlifting 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  3. (Azeri) The Voice of Happiness and Optimism: Jahan Talyshinskaya by Afruz Mammadova. Musigi-dunya.az
  4. "Асланов Ази Ахад оглы". Heroes of the country.  Unknown parameter |lang= ignored (|language= suggested) (help)
  5. "Павлов Михаил Александрович". Heroes of the country.  Unknown parameter |lang= ignored (|language= suggested) (help)
  6. "Tahmazov Pasha Gurban oglu". milliqahraman.az.