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Kəngərli (Kangarli)
Map of Azerbaijan showing Kangarli Raion
Map of Azerbaijan showing Kangarli Raion
Country Azerbaijan
Area
 • Total 682 km2 (263 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total 25,500
 • Density 37.39/km2 (96.84/sq mi)
Postal code
AZ6827
Telephone code 0136

Kangarli or Kengerli is the newest raion of Azerbaijan. It is in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. There were 25,379 people in 2004. It was split off from Sharur raion in March 2004. The administrative center of the raion is Givrakh.

On 25 May 2004, President Ilham Aliyev chose Nazim Cafarov as the executive head of the raion.

The name Kangarli was first for a Turkic tribe who founded Kangarli Khanate. The capital was at Maku in what is now Iran.

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