Xırdalan

Xırdalan (Khirdalan) is a city, municipality and the capital of the Absheron District of Azerbaijan. It has a population of 95,200.[1] Khirdalan is home of country's biggest brewery Baltika Baku, previously known as Xırdalan.[2] A monument to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was erected in 2007 in the city. Similarily, a statue of Heydar Aliyev was erected in Cairo in 2008.[3] In the wake of the 2011 Egyptian protests, the Azerbaijani opposition, led by the Musavat party, demanded the demolition of the statue, calling it a "worship of idols".[4] On 8 June 2011, the statue was taken down following Mubarak's resignation.[5]

Xırdalan
City & Municipality
Heydar Aliyev park in Xirdalan.jpg
Xırdalan is located in Azerbaijan
Xırdalan
Xırdalan
Coordinates: 40°26′55″N 49°45′23″E / 40.44861°N 49.75639°E / 40.44861; 49.75639Coordinates: 40°26′55″N 49°45′23″E / 40.44861°N 49.75639°E / 40.44861; 49.75639
Country Azerbaijan
DistrictAbsheron
City Status2006
Area
 • Total47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total95,200
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
Postal code
AZ 0100
Area code(s)12
Vehicle registration01

On 29 November 2006, the settlement gained city status after its approval by the National Assembly of Azerbaijan.[6]

Notable nativesEdit

  • Nabi Hazri — poet, novelist and playwright, People's Poet of Azerbaijan SSR (1984).[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://pop-stat.mashke.org/azerbaijan-cities.htm
  2. ^ Baltika-Baku Archived June 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "4 meter high monument of Azerbaijan's National Leader Heydar Aliyev established in Egypt". Day.az. 2008-02-07.
  4. ^ "Azerbaijani Youth Ridicule Mubarak Statue". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 2011-02-07.
  5. ^ "Azerbaijan Removes Mubarak Monument". Fox News. 2021-04-01.
  6. ^ Khirdalan settlement receives a city status
  7. ^ "Nəbi Xəzri" (in Azerbaijani). ADAM.az. Archived from the original on 2011-09-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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