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Shirvan (city)

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Country  Azerbaijan
Area  72.7 km2
Mayor  Mardan Jamalov

Shirvan (Azerbaijani: ) is a city in Azerbaijan, located on the Kura River. The city forms one of the administrative divisions of Azerbaijan.


Map of Shirvan (city)

Administrative divisions

The municipality of Shirvan consists of the city of Shirvan and the municipalities of Bayramly, Chilpagly and Haji Gahramanly. The mayor, presently Mardan Jamalov, embodies the executive power of the city.


  • Population 81,200
  • Azerbaijanis 68.652 (99.7%)
  • Meskhetian Turks 207 (0.3%)


Shirvan has a large urban transport system, mostly managed by the Ministry of Transportation.


Notable residents

The citys residents include: historian Farida Mammadova, footballer Samadagha Shikhlarov and dancer Oksana Rasulova.


The city originated in the 19th century as the Russian resettlement village Zubovka, named in honor of Valerian Zubov, while it was known locally as Qarachukhar. Throughout its history, Shirvan changed its names few times. The city called Zubovka prior to 1938, then was renamed to while Ali Bayramli from 1938 to 2008. The city was renamed to Shirvan by the decision of the Parliament of Azerbaijan on April 25, 2008.

Shirvan (city) in the past, History of Shirvan (city)

Throughout its history, Shirvan has suffered from floods because of its proximity to the river and the relatively low elevation of most of the town.


Shirvan (city) Beautiful Landscapes of Shirvan (city)

The summer months are typically dry and very hot due Shirvans semi-desert climate. The temperature can rise to 44°C often resulting in moderate drought conditions. In contrast, winter is mild, rarely going below -6°C.




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