Sumqayit

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Sumgait
Sumqayıt
City & Municipality
Official seal of Sumgait
Coordinates: 40°35′23″N 49°40′07″E / 40.58972°N 49.66861°E / 40.58972; 49.66861Coordinates: 40°35′23″N 49°40′07″E / 40.58972°N 49.66861°E / 40.58972; 49.66861
Country Azerbaijan
CitySumgait
Government
 • MayorEldar Azizov
Area
 • Total83 km2 (32 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total312,000
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)

Sumgayit (also, Sumgait and Sumqayyt) is one of the largest cities in Azerbaijan. It is near the Caspian Sea and about 31 kilometres away from the capital, Baku. There were 308,700 people in 2009. It was started on November 22, 1949.[1] It is home to Sumqayit State University.

Sumgayit City F.C. plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Notable people from Sumgayit[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sumqayıt şəhər icra hakimiyyəti. Şəhərin pasportu" [Sumgayit Executive Power. Resume]. Archived from the original on 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2010-12-29.