Ganja, Azerbaijan facts for kids
|• Total||110 km2 (40 sq mi)|
|Elevation||+408 m (1,339 ft)|
|Population (2009)census data|
|• Density||2,848/km2 (7,380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||GMT+4 (UTC+4)|
|• Summer (DST)||GMT+5 (UTC+5)|
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.
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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Nizami Ganjavi, considered as one of Middle East's greatest poets.
Nasib Yusifbeyli, was major political figure in Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
Hasan bey Aghayev, served as the Deputy Speaker of National Assembly of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
Faiq Hasanov, known as International Arbiter of chess and television presenter of weekly Chess Club programme.
Nigar Rafibeyli, writer and the Chairman of the Writers' Union in Azerbaijan.
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