Shaki (Azerbaijani: Şəki; until 1968 Nukha, Nuxa; an aw, Nucha, Noukha, Shäki, an Sheki) is a ceety in northwastren Azerbaijan, in the rayon o the same name.
Shaki is situatit in northren Azerbaijan on the soothren pairt o the Greater Caucasus muntain range, 325 km (202 mi) frae Baku. The population o Shaki is 63,000.
Accordin tae the Azerbaijani historians, the name o the toun goes back tae the ethnonym o the Sakas, who reached the territory o modren day Azerbaijan in the 7t century B.C. an populatit it for several centuries. In the medieval sources, the name o the toun is foond in various forms such as Sheke, Sheki, Shaka, Shakki, Shakne, Shaken, Shakkan, Shekin.
Geography an climate 
Shaki is surroondit bi snawy peaks o the Greater Caucasus, in some places reachin 3000–3600 m. Shaki's climate includes a range o cyclones an anticyclones, air masses an local winds. The average annual temperatur in Sheki is 12 °C. In Juin an August, average temperatur varies atween 20 an 25 °C.
The muntain forests aroond the aurie prevent the ceety frae floods an owerheatin o the aurie durin summer. The main rivers o the ceety are the Kish an Gurjhana. Durin the Soviet rule o Azerbaijan, mony ascendit tae Shaki tae bathe in its prestigious mineral springs.
Internaitional relations 
Twin touns — Sister ceeties 
Freemit airtins