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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 Rayon of Azerbaijan.

Khachmaz

Xaçmaz
Coat of arms of Khachmaz
Coat of arms
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
RayonKhachmaz
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

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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:

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