Khachmaz (city)

Coordinates: 41°28′15″N 48°48′35″E / 41.47083°N 48.80972°E / 41.47083; 48.80972

Khachmaz (Azerbaijani: Xaçmaz) is a town in the Khachmaz District of Azerbaijan.

Khachmaz

Xaçmaz
Khachmaz is located in Azerbaijan
Khachmaz
Khachmaz
Coordinates: 41°28′15″N 48°48′35″E / 41.47083°N 48.80972°E / 41.47083; 48.80972
Country Azerbaijan
DistrictKhachmaz
Established1938
Elevation
42 m (138 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total40,976
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)
Area code(s)+994 172

EtymologyEdit

Modern historians believe that the name Khachmaz derives from Khachmataki tribe of Huns, which transformed into Khacmaz in the middle of 7th century. In the second middle of the 7th century, part of the tribe migrated to the territory of the current Oghuz district and constructed the settlement and named Khachmar fortress.[2][3]

EconomyEdit

The economy of Khachmaz is partially agricultural, partially tourist-based, with some industries in operation.[4]

TourismEdit

Khachmaz is considered a popular tourist destination, especially due to the Nabran municipality. The combination of a warm summer climate, woods along the seashore and clean golden beaches was exploited by the construction of large numbers of hotels and apartments in Khacmaz.[5]

Notable residentsEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Khacmaz is twinned with the following cities:

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The State Statistical Committee of the Azerbaijan Republic
  2. ^ The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan: Khachmaz City
  3. ^ Khachmaz's History[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Khachmaz on Azerb.com
  5. ^ "Azerbaijan Tourism Agency: Nabran". Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  6. ^ Хачмаз и Ялта стали городами-побратимами (in Russian)

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