Administrative divisions of Azerbaijan


Administrative divisions of Azerbaijan

Politically, Azerbaijan is divided into:

This list is for the main part of Azerbaijan; the rayons of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic are listed below and numbered separately. Some rayons are completely or partially in the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, shown on the map in green; this is noted in the list.

The rayons are further divided into municipalities.

Contents

List of administrative divisions

Contiguous Azerbaijan

Map ref. Administrative division Azerbaijani name Capital Area[1]
(km²)
Population[1]
(2011 est.)
Notes
1 Absheron Rayon Abşeron Xirdalan 1,360 192,900 Includes an exclave in Baku
2 Aghjabadi Rayon Ağcabədi Aghjabadi 1,760 124,000
3 Agdam Rayon Ağdam Agdam 1,150 180,600
4 Agdash Rayon Ağdaş Agdash 1,050 100,600
5 Agstafa Rayon Ağstafa Agstafa 1,500 81,400
6 Agsu Rayon Ağsu Agsu 1,020 72,100
7 Shirvan (city) Şirvan 30 78,700 Named Ali Bayramli (Əli Bayramlı) until April 24, 2008
8 Astara Rayon Astara Astara 620 98,300
9 Baku (city) Bakı 2,130 2,092,400 Comprises 11 rayonlar
10 Balakan Rayon Balakən Balakan 920 91,100
11 Barda Rayon Bərdə Barda 960 143,900
12 Beylagan Rayon Beyləqan Beylagan 1,130 87,900
13 Bilasuvar Rayon Biləsuvar Bilasuvar 1,400 90,300
14 Jabrayil Rayon Cəbrayıl Jabrayil 1,050 72,700
15 Jalilabad Rayon Cəlilabad Jalilabad 1,440 196,500
16 Dashkasan Rayon Daşkəsən Daşkəsən 1,050 33,200
17 Shabran Rayon Şabran Shabran 1,090 53,000 Named Davachi (Dəvəçi) until 2010
18 Fizuli Rayon Füzuli Fizuli 1,390 118,900
19 Gadabay Rayon Gədəbəy Gadabay 1,290 95,000 Borders an exclave of Armenia
20 Ganja (city) Gəncə 110 316,300
21 Goranboy Rayon Goranboy Goranboy 1,760 96,200
22 Goychay Rayon Göyçay Goychay 740 111,100
23 Hajigabul Rayon Hacıqabul Qazimemmed 1,640 67,300
24 Imishli Rayon İmişli Imishli 1,820 116,600
25 Ismailli Rayon İsmayıllı Ismailli 2,060 80,900
26 Kalbajar Rayon Kəlbəcər Kalbajar 3,050 83,200 De facto partially in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
27 Kurdamir Rayon Kürdəmir Kurdamir 1,630 105,700
28 Lachin Rayon Laçın Lachin 1,840 70,900
29 Lankaran Rayon Lənkəran Lankaran 1,540 209,900
30 Lankaran (city) Lənkəran
31 Lerik Rayon Lerik Lerik
32 Masally Rayon Masallı Masally
33 Mingachevir (city) Mingəçevir
34 Naftalan (city) Naftalan
35 Neftchala Rayon Neftçala Neftchala
36 Oghuz Rayon Oğuz Oghuz
37 Qabala Rayon Qəbələ Qabala
38 Qakh Rayon Qax Qakh
39 Qazakh Rayon Qazax Qazakh Includes two exclaves in Armenia
40 Gobustan Rayon Gobustan Gobustan
41 Quba Rayon Quba Quba
42 Qubadli Rayon Qubadlı Qubadli
43 Qusar Rayon Qusar Qusar
44 Saatly Rayon Saatlı Saatly
45 Sabirabad Rayon Sabirabad Sabirabad
46 Shaki Rayon Şəki Shaki
47 Shaki (city) Şəki
48 Salyan Rayon Salyan Salyan
49 Shamakhi Rayon Şamaxı Shamakhi
50 Shamkir Rayon Şəmkir Shamkir
51 Samukh Rayon Samux Nebiagali
52 Siazan Rayon Siyəzən Siazan
53 Sumqayit (city) Sumqayıt
54 Shusha Rayon Şuşa Shusha De facto part of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
55 Shusha (city) Şuşa De facto part of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
56 Tartar Rayon Tərtər Tartar De facto partially in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
57 Tovuz Rayon Tovuz Tovuz Borders an exclave of Armenia
58 Ujar Rayon Ucar Ujar
59 Khachmaz Rayon Xaçmaz Khachmaz
60 Khankendi (city) Xankəndi De facto capital of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic named Stepanakert
61 Goygol Rayon Xanlar Goygol Formerly Khanlar
62 Khizi Rayon Xızı Khizi
63 Khojali Rayon Xocalı Khojali De facto part of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
64 Khojavend Rayon Xocavənd Khojavend De facto part of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
65 Yardymli Rayon Yardımlı Yardymli
66 Yevlakh Rayon Yevlax Yevlakh
67 Yevlakh (city) Yevlax
68 Zangilan Rayon Zəngilan Zangilan
69 Zaqatala Rayon Zaqatala Zaqatala
70 Zardab Rayon Zərdab Zardab
Total 81,100 8,245,500

Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

Map of Nakhichevan subdivisions
1. Babek Rayon
2. Julfa Rayon
3. Kangarli Rayon
4. Nakhchivan (city)
5. Ordubad Rayon
6. Sadarak Rayon
7. Shakhbuz Rayon
8. Sharur Rayon

The territory of Nagorno-Karabakh presently forms part of Azerbaijani rayons of Khojavend, Tartar, Goranboy, Shusha and Kalbajar. In Soviet times the region was known as Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast; however on November 26, 1991, the Parliament of the Azerbaijan SSR abolished the autonomous status of the NKAO. Since then the territory of the autonomous oblast has been administratively split between the neighboring rayons, but most of it remains under the control of the ethnic Armenian forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia[2] as result of the Nagorno-Karabakh War.

The seven rayons and one municipality of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic are listed and numbered separately.

Map ref. Administrative division Azerbaijani name Capital Area[1]
(km²)
Population[1]
(2011 est.)
Notes
1 Babek Rayon Babək Babek 900 65,100 Formerly known as Nakhchivan; renamed after Babak Khorramdin in 1991
2 Julfa Rayon Culfa Julfa 1,000 42,600 Also spelled Jugha or Dzhulfa.
3 Kangarli Rayon Kəngərli Givraq 680 28,600 Split from Babek in March 2004
4 Nakhchivan (city) Naxçıvan 130 84,700 Split from Nakhchivan (Babek Rayon) in 1991
5 Ordubad Rayon Ordubad Ordubad 970 46,100 Split from Julfa during Sovietization[3]
6 Sadarak Rayon Sədərək Sədərək 150 14,400 Split from Sharur in 1990; includes the Karki exclave in Armenia
7 Shakhbuz Rayon Şahbuz Shahbuz 920 23,200 Split from Nakhchivan (Babek) during Sovietization[3] Territory roughly corresponds to the Čahuk (Չահւք) district of the historic Syunik region within the Kingdom of Armenia[3]:p.123
8 Sharur Rayon Şərur Sharur 810 105,400 Formerly known as Bash-Norashen during its incorporation into the Soviet Union and Ilyich (after Vladimir Ilyich Lenin) from the post-Sovietization period to 1990[3]
Total 5,560 410,100

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Territories, number, density of population and territorial units by economic and administrative regions of Azerbaijan Republic", The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  2. ^ The CIA World Factbook
  3. ^ a b c d Hewsen, Robert H. (2001). Armenia: A Historical Atlas. University of Chicago Press. 

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