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Mingəçevir
Official seal of Mingəçevir
Seal
Country  Azerbaijan
City Mingachevir
Population (2008)
 • Total 99,775
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Mingachevir, sometimes spelled Mingecevir, is the fourth-biggest city in Azerbaijan. There are about 100,000 people. It is known as the "city of lights" because of its hydroelectric power station on the Kur River.

Mingechevir is home to Mingechevir Polytechnic Institute.

Notable natives

  • Dilgam Nagiyev — National Hero of Azerbaijan.
  • Eugene Rindin — Hero of Russia.
  • Ruslan Muradov — National Hero of Azerbaijan.

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