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Official seal of Lənkəran
Country  Azerbaijan
City Lankaran
 • Total 70 km2 (30 sq mi)
 • Total 83,300
Time zone UTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+5 (AZT)

Lankaran (also called Länkäran, Lencoran, and Lenkoran’) is a city in Azerbaijan. It is on the coast of the Caspian Sea, near the southern border of Iran. There were 83,300 people living there in 2010. It is next to Lankaran rayon. Lankaran was for a long time the capital of the Talysh Khanate. Lankaran International Airport is the airport for the city. There are sandy beaches near Lankaran.

The old form of the name was "Langarkanan". In Persian, it means "the place of pulling up the anchor(s)".


Lankaran State University was started in 1991.


  • Khazar Lankaran plays football in the Azerbaijan Premier League.
  • In 2012, the city won to host European Masters Weightlifting Championship.

Notable natives

Largest cities or towns in Azerbaijan
2013 Demographic statistics according to the administrative divisions, Azerbaijan State Statistics Committee
Rank Name Pop.
1 Baku 2,150,800
2 Sumqayit 325,200
3 Ganja 323,000
4 Mingachevir 99,700
5 Lankaran 85,300
6 Shirvan 80,900
7 Nakhchivan 78,300
8 Shamkir 69,600
9 Shaki 66,400
10 Yevlakh 66,300

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