Aghjabadi Rayon

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Ağcabədi
Rayon
Map o Azerbaijan showin Aghjabadi Rayon
Kintra Azerbaijan
Established 8 August 1930
Capital Ağcabədi
Area
 • Total 1,760 km2 (680 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 122,649
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Postal code 0400
Telephone code 113

Aghjabadi (Azerbaijani: Ağcabədi) is a rayon in central Azerbaijan wi an admeenistrative center in the toun o Ağcabədi.

History o the rayon[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aghjabadi rayon wis established in 1930. In 1963 it wis abolished an connectit tae Agdam Rayon. Suin efter, in 1965, it wis reestablished as an independent rayon. Aghjabadi is ane o the auncient regions o Azerbaijan. In translation frae Azerbaijani, it means "big settlement" ("aghja" – big, "badi" – residence, settlement). The auncient monuments discovered on the territory of Aghjabadi rayon attest taehuman inhabitation datin tae Eneolithic, Bronze Age periods. There are remnants o the Middle Ages foond in Kamiltepe an aw, Nargiztepe, Garakober, Yantepe, Galatepe an Gavur aircheological steids.

Amang the remains o Eneolithic Age there are the cemetery an the residence steid cried "Kichik" on the kurgan barrae in the veelage Boyat, ruins o an auncient settlement Yastitepe in the veelage Hindarx, residence steids Akhanglitepe, Keshaltitepe, Jafargulutepe, Husulutepe in Hacılar veelage, ruins o Kamiltepe an Shahtepe settlements in Yeni Qaradolaq veelage, aircheological steids o Sutepe, Agtepe an Janavartepe in Taynaq veelage, Mirvaritepe I an II, Abiltepe I an II, Muhammedtepe in İmamqulubəyli municipality.

The aircheological steids datin back tae Bronze Age include Kultepe, Saribashtepe, Uchtepe, Shahtepe in Agjabadi, Gyshaltitepe, Qebristanliqtepe, Galatepe in Boyat veelage, Elashantepe in Gələbədin, kurgan barrows Gushtepe, Huseinbey and Gazantepe in Hindarx veelage, Sumuklu-tepe in Cəfərbəyli veelage.

The auncient livin settlements hae been discovered in Təzəkənd (V-II millennium B.C.), Arazbar (I millennium), Qiyaməddinli (I millennium) an Hüsülü veelages, as well as Sangartepe an Toratepe livin settlements foond in Sarıcalı an Şənlik veelages.

Several historical monuments, ane schuil, Regional Centre o Cultur an a library wur destroyed an burned bi Armenies durin Nagorno-Karabakh War in Yuxarı Qiyaməddinli veelage.[1]

Geography an economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rayon is locatit 374 km frae the caipital Baku an 45 km frae the closest toun o Agdam. The relief in Aghjabadi is plain. The soil is rich wi clay. The climate is mild subtropical, wairm an dry. Average monthly temperatur in Januar is 1.2–1.7 °C an in August is 25–30 °C. Kura River flows on the north-eastren border o Aghjabadi rayon an Qarqar River flows through its central pairt. Upper Karabakh channel crosses the destrict an aw. There are mony salty lakes on the territory o Aghjabadi rayon, grey an gray soil is prevalent although halophytic type o soil is widespread an aw.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are 46 settlements an 1 toun in the destrict. There is an airport an a railway station in the admeenistrative center ceety o Ağcabədi.[1] The population o Aghjabadi rayon is 122,649 (accordin tae 2010 census). Oot o them 46,919 live in the ceety an 75,730 live in the kintra. The trend (82,700 livit in the kintra in 2008) shows that there is rapid urbanization in the destrict.[2] Oot o the whole population, 62,310 are males, 60,339 are females. There is an increase in the birth rate an aw. In 2000, there wur 1,659 newborns when in 2009 there wur 2,377. Likewise, there wur 491 new marriages in 2000 when there were 1,188 in 2009.[3]

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Президентская библиотека Азербайджанской Республики. При содействии Академии Наук. Baku. 2008. p. 37. 
  2. "Demoqrafik göstəricilər". Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  3. "Ağcabədi rayonu / Əhalinin sayı (1 yanvar 2010-cu il vəziyyətinə)". Retrieved 26 January 2010. 

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