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Full nameSumgait
Official nameSumgait
Native nameSumqayıt
Settlement typeCity & Municipality
MayorEldar Azizov
Total Area32 sq mi (83 km2)
Total Population312000 (2010)
Density (pop.)3900/km2 (10101/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneAZT (UTC+4)
- Summer (DST)AZT (UTC+5)

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Sumgayit ( ; ; also, Sumgait and Sumqayyt) is one of the largest cities in Azerbaijan, located near the Caspian Sea, about 31 kilometres away from the capital, Baku. The city has a population of 308,700 (2009 census), making it the third-largest city in Azerbaijan after the capital Baku and Ganja. The city has a territory of 83 km2. It was founded on November 22, 1949. Two settlements are within the city administration: Jorat and Haji Zeynalabdin, a settlement named after oil businessman and philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev. It is home to Sumqayit State University.

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