Sabunçu, Baku

Sabunçu (also, Sabunchi and Sabunchy) is a settlement and municipality in Baku, Azerbaijan.[2] It has a population of 22,344.

Sabunçu
Municipality
Sabunchu Railway Station in 1926
Sabunchu Railway Station in 1926
Sabunçu is located in Azerbaijan
Sabunçu
Sabunçu
Coordinates: 40°26′33″N 49°56′53″E / 40.44250°N 49.94806°E / 40.44250; 49.94806Coordinates: 40°26′33″N 49°56′53″E / 40.44250°N 49.94806°E / 40.44250; 49.94806
Country Azerbaijan
CityBaku
RaionSabunçu
Population
 (2008)[1]
 • Total22,344
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)

HistoryEdit

Until the beginning of the 20th century, the Sabunçu region was producing 35 percent of Baku's oil. It was also the place where the first, Baku-Sabunchu electrified railway system in USSR, built by Chingiz Ildyrym in 1924 was established.

GeographyEdit

The town, seat of Sabunçu raion, is located in the north-eastern suburb of the city of Baku and is part of its metropolitan area. It is 12 km far from Baku International Airport "Heydar Aliyev".

Notable nativesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan – World-Gazetteer.com
  2. ^ Google. "Sabunçu" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  3. ^ "Байбаков Николай Константинович". Great Soviet Encyclopedia.
  4. ^ Зорге Рихард (in Russian). Heroes of the country.