Shaki, Azerbaijan

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Central street in Shaki
Central street in Shaki
Official seal of Sheki
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Coordinates: 41°11′31″N 47°10′14″E / 41.19194°N 47.17056°E / 41.19194; 47.17056
 • Heid o the Executive PouerMurad Cabbarli
Elevation545 m (1,788 ft)
 • Total65,045
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)

Shaki (Azerbaijani: Şəki; til 1968 kent as Nukha, Nuxa; wis forbye kent as, 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.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the Azerbaijani historians, the name o the toun gaes back tae the ethnonym o the Sakas, wha reakit the territory o modren day Azerbaijan in the 7t century B.C. an populatit it for several centuries.[3] 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[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 in simmer. The main rivers o the ceety are the Kish an Gurjhana. Throu the Soviet rule o Azerbaijan, mony ascendit tae Shaki tae bathe in its prestigious mineral springs.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Shaki, Azerbaijan Page". Retrieved 3 Julie 2008.
  2. World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan[deid airtin] –
  3. "Narinqala: Shaki's History". Archived frae the original on 9 Julie 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Wikivoyage-Logo-v3-icon.svg Travel guide tae Shaki frae Wikivoyage