List of cities in Azerbaijan

This is a list of cities in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is a country in the South Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.[1] In total, Azerbaijan has 77 cities (including 12 Federal-level cities), 64 smaller rayon-class cities, and one special legal status city. These are followed by 257 urban-type settlements and 4,620 villages.[2]

Map of Azerbaijan

Cities in AzerbaijanEdit

Baku, capital of Azerbaijan
Road sign at the entrance to Agsu
A view of Şərur from the air

There are 77 urban settlements in Azerbaijan with the official status of a city (Azerbaijani: şəhər). They are:

Most populous Azerbaijani citiesEdit

List of ten cities, including the capital Baku, with the largest urban population in 2018.[5][6]

Rank Azerbaijani City Population Image Description
1 Bakı Baku 2,277,500   Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku is located 28 meters below sea level, which also makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world. In fact, Baku is also the largest city in the world located below sea level.
2 Sumqayıt Sumqayit 343,100   Second largest city and seaport in Azerbaijan
3 Gəncə Ganja 332,600   Third largest city in Azerbaijan
4 Lənkəran Lankaran 226,900   Lankaran is a city in the south on the coast of the Caspian Sea.
5 Mingəçevir Mingachevir 104,500   Mingachevir is a city in the north of the country
6 Naxçıvan Nakhchivan 93,700  
7 Şirvan Shirvan 85,800   Located along the Kura river
8 Şəki Shaki 65,100   Shaki is a city known for its rich history.
9 Yevlax Yevlakh 61,200

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ While often politically aligned with Europe, Azerbaijan is generally considered to be at least mostly in Southwest Asia geographically with its northern part bisected by the standard Asia-Europe divide, the Greater Caucasus. The United Nations classification of world regions places Azerbaijan in Western Asia; the CIA World Factbook places it mostly in Southwest Asia [1] and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary places it in both;, and Encyclopædia Britannica also place Georgia in Asia. Conversely, some sources place Azerbaijan in Europe such as
  2. ^ "Demoqrafik göstəricilər". (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Marushiakova, E.; Popov, V. (2016). Gypsies in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Springer International Publishing. p. 68. ISBN 978-3-319-41057-9. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Dumper, M.; Stanley, B.E. (2007). Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 63. ISBN 978-1-57607-919-5. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Demographic Indicators of Azerbaijan, State Statistics Committee (Azerbaijan)
  6. ^ Population of Azerbaijan, State Statistics Committee (Azerbaijan)