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Ganja
Gəncə
Skyline of Ganja
Official seal of Ganja
Seal
Country  Azerbaijan
Area
 • Total 110 km2 (40 sq mi)
Elevation +408 m (1,339 ft)
Population (2009)census data
 • Total 313,300
 • Density 2,848/km2 (7,380/sq mi)
Time zone GMT+4 (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) GMT+5 (UTC+5)
Website www.ganca.net

Ganja is Azerbaijan's second-largest city. There are around 313,300 people. It was named Yelizavetpol in the Russian Empire period. The name is from the New Persian ganj which means treasure. It was likely started in the 5th century A.D.

Ganja International Airport is the only airport in the city.

FC Kəpəz plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League.

Education

Ganja has four places for post-secondary education.

  • Ganja State University
  • Azerbaijan State Agricultural Academy
  • Azerbaijan Technological University
  • Azerbaijan Teachers Institute, Ganja Branch

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