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Official seal of Lənkəran
Country Azerbaijan
 • Total70 km2 (30 sq mi)
 • Total83,300
Time zoneUTC+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.

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

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.[2]

Notable natives[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan[permanent dead link] –
  2. "Weightlifting Masters". Official Website of European Masters Weightlifting 2012. Archived from the original on 20 April 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  3. (in Azerbaijani) The Voice of Happiness and Optimism: Jahan Talyshinskaya by Afruz Mammadova.
  4. "Асланов Ази Ахад оглы" (in Russian). Heroes of the country.
  5. "Павлов Михаил Александрович" (in Russian). Heroes of the country.
  6. "Tahmazov Pasha Gurban oglu".[permanent dead link]