|• Total||70 km2 (30 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (AZT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+5 (AZT)|
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.
Education[change | change source]
Lankaran State University was started in 1991.
Sports[change | change source]
- Khazar Lankaran plays football in the Azerbaijan Premier League.
- In 2012, the city hosted the European Masters Weightlifting Championship.
Notable natives[change | change source]
- Jahan Talyshinskaya — folk song singer and theatre actress.
- Hazi Aslanov — twice Hero of the Soviet Union.
- Mikhail Pavlov — Hero of Socialist Labor, given by the Soviet Union.
- Pasha Tahmazov — National Hero of Azerbaijan.
- Samedbey Mehmandarov — Russian army general, Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
References[change | change source]
- World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan[permanent dead link] – World-Gazetteer.com
- "Weightlifting Masters". Official Website of European Masters Weightlifting 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
- (in Azerbaijani) The Voice of Happiness and Optimism: Jahan Talyshinskaya by Afruz Mammadova. Musigi-dunya.az
- "Асланов Ази Ахад оглы" (in Russian). Heroes of the country.
- "Павлов Михаил Александрович" (in Russian). Heroes of the country.
- "Tahmazov Pasha Gurban oglu". milliqahraman.az.[permanent dead link]