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Ganja, Azerbaijan

Ganja Azerbaijan
Administration
Full nameGanja
Official nameGanja
Native nameGəncə
CountryAzerbaijan
Government
MayorElmar Valiyev
Geography
Total Area42.5 sq mi (110 km2)
Elevation1338.6 ft (+408 m)
Demography
Total Population313300 (2009)
Density (pop.)2848/km2 (7376.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneGMT+4 (UTC+4)
- Summer (DST)GMT+5 (UTC+5)

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Ganja ( ) is Azerbaijan's second-largest city with a population of around 313,300. It was named Yelizavetpol ( ) in the Russian Empire period. The city regained its original name-Ganja-from 1920 1935 during the first part of its incorporation into the Soviet Union. However, its name was changed again and called Kirovabad ( ) during the later Soviet Union period from 1935 to 1991. Finally, the city regained the original name after Azerbaijan's independence in 1991.


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