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Skyline of Ganja
Official seal of Ganja
Country  Azerbaijan
 • 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)

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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