Masally District

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Coordinates: 39°02′N 48°39′E / 39.033°N 48.650°E / 39.033; 48.650

Masally District (Azerbaijani: Masallı rayonu) is one of the 66 districts of Azerbaijan. It is located in the south-east of the country and belongs to the Lankaran Economic Region. The district borders the districts of Lankaran, Lerik, Yardimli, Jalilabad, and Neftchala. Its capital and largest city is Masally. As of 2020, the district had a population of 227,700.[2]

Masally District
Map of Azerbaijan showing Masally District
Map of Azerbaijan showing Masally District
Country Azerbaijan
RegionLankaran
Established8 August 1930
CapitalMasally
Settlements[1]103
Area
 • Total720 km2 (280 sq mi)
Population
 • Total227,700
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
Postal code
4400
Websitemasalli-ih.gov.az
Road sign at the entrance to Masalli District

GeographyEdit

 
Wilderness in Masalli District

In the east, the district is washed by the Caspian Sea, and in the west it approaches Talysh Mountains, Burovar ridge. Height of the territory reaches 917 metres (3,009 ft). There are mineral and geothermal springs in Masally.[3] Average temperature is 2.1 °C (35.8 °F) in January, and 24.6 °C (76.3 °F) in July. The amount of annual precipitation is 600–800 millimetres (24–31 in). Vilash is the largest river of the district. There are broad-leaved forests of Girkan type-chestnut-leaved oak, hornbeam, beech, Persian ironwood tree, Girkan boxwood, Caucasian persimmon, medlar and others in the mountainous part of the district. Total area of the district's forests equals 16,870 hectares (41,700 acres). There are 107 villages in Masally.

HistoryEdit

Masally district was established in 1930. Formerly, the territory of the district was part of Arkevan area of Lankaran District. Before that, the territory of the district belonged to ancient Manna and Atropatena states. It was included in Talish khanate in the middle of the 18th century.[4]

PoliticsEdit

The head of Masally District is chief executive. Chief executives:

  • Safarov Azer Fattah oglu-till September 30, 2004
  • Aliyev Ogtay Jalil oglu-from September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2006
  • Agayev Gazanfar Arif oglu-since September 30, 2006[5]
  • Huseynov Rafil İsrafil oglu-since April 14, 2012

Administrative structureEdit

The center of the district is the city of Masally. The average population density is 159 people per km². Boradigah township, Badalan, Arkevan, Banbashi, Gizilagaj, Teze Alvadi, and Chakhirli villages are the other largest population aggregates.

PopulationEdit

The number of populations in Masally district was 221,5 thousand people and the density was 308/1 km2 for January 1, 2017. At the beginning of 2018, the total number of people was 223,8 thousand, of which 113,5 thousand of them were men and 110,3 thousand of them were women. The number of people who live in the urban areas of Masally district was 50,8 thousand, while 173,0 thousand people lived in rural areas.[6]

Total including: Urban places including: Rural places including:
men women men women men women
223.8 113.5 110.3 50.8 26.1 24.7 173.0 87.4 85.6

TerritoryEdit

The total area of the district is 72097 ha. 22783 ha (31,6%) of the territory belongs to the state. 16,663 hectares (41,180 acres) (73.1%) of this area is covered with forests, which Forest Agriculture department owns 15960 ha, and the rest 703 hectares (1,740 acres) is for the domestic economy. 440 hectares (1,100 acres) (1.9%) area is included to water fund and 4,609 hectares (11,390 acres) (20.02%) area belongs to the state reserve fund.[7]

Municipality owns 18,738 hectares (46,300 acres) (26.0%) of the area. 560 hectares (1,400 acres) of this territory is for the perspective development of municipality bodies and 1393 ha of area belongs to the reserve fund of the municipality.[7]

30,576 hectares (75,550 acres) (42.4%) of the area is private property. 26,911 hectares (66,500 acres) (88%) of the territory is privatized and 3,665 hectares (9,060 acres) (12%) belong to the local people.[7]

EconomyEdit

2,0 million manats were granted to the executive of Masally District for the acceleration of the socio-economic development in the region by the decree of the President dated 15 March 2012.[8]

Agriculture, construction, industry, transportation, and telecommunication are the cores of economy in Masally district.[9]

AgricultureEdit

Statistics of agriculture in Masally district [9]
2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total area of agricultural crops (ha)
Cereal corps 11092 11790 10624 11906 12432 12124
including wheat 8395 8809 7604 8166 8144 8141
Tobacco - - - - - 14
Sunflower 143 90 90 70 67 62
Potato 2118 2276 1477 1460 1282 1044
Vegetable 3070 2798 2805 2547 2542 2543
Garden plants 635 577 586 519 515 493
Fruit and berry 443 471 483 492 507 537
Grape 21 21 21 21 24 25
Tea 5 5 5 22 40 43
Production of main agricultural products (ton)
Cereal corps 16059 26968 24569 28163 30116 30428
including wheat 10692 20385 17895 19307 19871 21015
Tobacco - - - - - 10
Sunflower 229 171 163 123 121 110
Potato 28257 30482 32174 18103 19219 15382
Vegetable 77281 76555 70299 61987 62261 63113
Garden plants 7578 7191 6903 6235 6403 6560
Fruit and berry 2139 2527 2355 2339 2347 2343
Grape 736 875 882 948 953 1115
Tea - - - 15 3 3
Productivity of agricultural products (centner/ha)
Cereal corps 14.5 22.9 23.1 23.7 24.2 25.1
including wheat 12.7 23.1 23.5 23.6 24.4 25.8
Tobacco - - - - - 7.0
Sunflower 16.3 19.4 18.5 18.2 18.8 18.3
Potato 133 134 218 124 150 147
Vegetable 244 270 245 235 244 247
Garden plants 119 125 118 120 124 133
Fruit and berry 61.5 69.9 60.4 58.9 56.5 52.9
Grape 92.9 76.8 80.0 80.0 80.0 91.4
Tea - - - 30.0 6.0 6.0
Number of cattle
Large cattle 69338 73060 74088 73007 73145 73217
    including cow and buffalo 34943 36308 36619 36488 36448 36495
Sheep and goats 75678 79912 83000 82451 84769 84942
Birds 526474 496009 501041 489812 495485 509510
Bee families 3450 3714 3833 3949 4102 4325
Production of cattle products (ton)
Meat 3219 3226 3231 3264 3299 3327
Milk 42223 45289 48575 48960 49018 49872
Eggs (in thousand) 51578 52440 55200 55890 56264 56666
Wool (in physical weight) 98 99 99 99 99 99

ConstructionEdit

Statistics of construction in Masally district[9]
2010 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Given into usage:
Main funds (thousand manats) 9898.0 30545.5 30428.8 15022.7 14360.7 46614.5
Houses, total area (thousand square meters) 18.5 16.4 20.3 20.3 24.9 21.0
           of which private houses 13.9 16.4 20.3 20.2 24.9 21.0
Investments in main capital (thousand manat) 17948.0 24883.7 28287.9 65576.8 86206.7 111888.6
  including:
construction works 17085.6 23452.2 26654.2 62268.2 81246.9 100539.3
Number of construction companies 3 6 7 5 5 3

IndustryEdit

In January–December 2015, there was 37366 thousand manats worth of goods and service production in the Masally industry. It is more 4,6 % more than the previous year. 85,1 percent of the total industrial production was goods and 14,9 percent was serviced.[7]

TransportationEdit

In 2015, cargo transportation by automobiles was 2368 thousand ton. It is 113 thousand ton more than the previous year. Transportation of passengers was 13324 thousand persons, which is 813 thousand people more than the previous years. The total worth of transportation was 10832,4 thousand manats in 2015.[7]

TelecommunicationEdit

In 2015, the total worth of telecommunication services was 1375 thousand manats. It is 5.4% more than the previous year.[7]

MuseumsEdit

Museum of History and Local Lore  Edit

The construction of the museum stated in 2014 and completed in 2016. The president Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of the museum. The museum has an exhibition hall, administrative room, ideological center, fund, and drawing gallery.[10]

Museum of History and Regional StudiesEdit

The museum has more than 7000 exhibits, which illustrates the history of Masally from Eneolithic period to the 20th century. Exhibits include sculptures, carvings, drawings, clothing, photos, arts, crafts, and documents.[11]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Population of Azerbaijan". stat.gov.az. State Statistics Committee. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Masally Travel Guide". world66.com. April 28, 2006. Archived from the original on April 22, 2016. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  4. ^ "Masallı Regional Mədəniyyət İdarəsi". masalli.mctgov.az. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  5. ^ "Президент Азербайджана усилил исполнительную власть в Масаллинском районе". 29 September 2006.
  6. ^ "Population | The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan". The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Rayon haqqında - MASALLI RAYON İcra Hakimiyyəti". www.masalli-ih.gov.az. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  8. ^ Economy, The Republic of Azerbaijan Ministry of (2012-09-27). "Masallı rayonunun sosial-iqtisadi inkişafının daha da sürətləndirilməsinə dair əlavə tədbirlər haqqında - The Republic of Azerbaijan Ministry of Economy". www.economy.gov.az. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  9. ^ a b c "Azərbaycanın regionları | The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan". The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Retrieved 2018-09-18.
  10. ^ "Official web-site of President of Azerbaijan Republic - NEWS » Events". en.president.az. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  11. ^ "MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND REGIONAL STUDIES/MASALLI". azerbaijan.travel. Retrieved 2018-09-25.