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

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.

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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