List of cities in Azerbaijan

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This is a list of cities in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is a country in the South Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.[1] In total, Azerbaijan has 77 cities (including 12 Federal-level cities), 64 smaller rayon-class cities, and one special legal status city. These are followed by 257 urban-type settlements and 4,620 villages.[2]

Cities in Azerbaijan

Road sign at the entrance to Agsu
A view of Qusar
A view of Şərur from the air

There are 77 urban settlements in Azerbaijan with the official status of a city (Azerbaijani: şəhər). They are:

Most populous Azerbaijani cities

List of ten cities, including the capital Baku, with the largest urban population in 2016.[5]

Rank Azerbaijani City Population Image Description
1 Bakı Baku 2,225,800 A view to Baku and it's Boulevard.JPG Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku is located 28 meters below sea level, which also makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world. In fact, Baku is also the largest city in the world located below sea level.
2 Gəncə Ganja 750,400 Ganaj-16.JPG Second largest city in Azerbaijan
3 Sumqayıt Sumqayit 426,200 New buildings in Sumgayit.JPG Third largest city and seaport in Azerbaijan
4 Mingəçevir Mingachevir 102,400 Mingachevir Az.jpg Mingachevir is a city in the north of the country
5 Lənkəran Lankaran 87,200 Samovar Lenkoran Azerbaijan.JPG Lankaran is a city in the south.
6 Şirvan Shirvan 84,000 Shirvan city.jpg Located along the Kura river
7 Naxçıvan Nakhchivan 80,900 Momine Hatoon Mausoleum.jpg
8 Yevlax Yevlakh 68,000
9 Şəki Shaki 67,300 Caravanserai-Sheki.jpg Shaki is a city known for its rich history.
10 Xankəndi Khankendi 55,600 Stepenakert view no.1.jpg Located in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic it acts as the capital of that de facto republic and is called Stepanakert by the Armenians

See also


  1. ^ While often politically aligned with Europe, Azerbaijan is generally considered to be at least mostly in Southwest Asia geographically with its northern part bisected by the standard Asia-Europe divide, the Greater Caucasus. The United Nations classification of world regions places Azerbaijan in Western Asia; the CIA World Factbook places it mostly in Southwest Asia [1] and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary places it in both;, and Encyclopædia Britannica also place Georgia in Asia. Conversely, some sources place Azerbaijan in Europe such as
  2. ^ "Demoqrafik göstəricilər". (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Marushiakova, E.; Popov, V. (2016). Gypsies in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Springer International Publishing. p. 68. ISBN 978-3-319-41057-9. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Dumper, M.; Stanley, B.E. (2007). Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-57607-919-5. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Population by towns and regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan (at the beginning of the year, thsd. persons), State Statistics Committee (Azerbaijan), retrieved 2 February 2017
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