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Old February 16th, 2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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Mingəševir | Mingachevir



Mingachevir - is the fourth-biggest city in Azerbaijan with a population of about 100,000. It is known as city of lights because of its hydroelectric power station on the Kur River, which splits the city in half.

The area has been settled for thousands of years, but the current city was founded in 1948, partly by German soldiers who were taken prisoner during World War II. Mingechevir is also home to Mingechevir Polytechnic Institute. The city forms an administrative division of Azerbaijan.

A great number of people came to Mingechevir from all districts in Azerbaijan in connection with the construction of the Mingechevir hydroelectric power station, and a total of 20,000 people took part in the construction of this power station.

Today's Mingechevir, which was built in connection with the hydroelectric power station, was granted a status of town in 1948. The population of the town currently stands at 120,000 people, including 20,000 internally displaced people from Karabakh and the occupied adjacent districts. The area of the town is 139.53 km▓. Mingechevir is situated 55 meter above sea level on the foothill of the southeast of the Bozdag Mountain chain and on the edge of the Mingechevir reservoir in the Kur-Araz lowland in central Azerbaijan. The town was built in a mild and warm zone and has warm and dry summer, while mild winter. The average annual temperature is 14 - 15 ░C, highest temperature 42 ░C (July-August) and the lowest temperature (January-February) -10 ░C. The average annual rain constitutes 250ľ300 mm.

The town lies on both banks of the River Kur - a 1515 km-long river, which is the biggest and longest one in the South Caucasus. (The river originates from Turkey, runs down Georgia and Azerbaijan and flows to the Caspian Sea.) Mingechevir is situated in 280ľ300 km west of the capital of the republic, Baku.

Mingechevir has been developing speedily over the last 54 years, since it has been established. Mingechevir, which is currently considered to be the fourth town of the country both for its economic potential and the number of population, is one of the central towns of the republic in terms of energy, industry, science, education and culture. The number of able-bodied people in Mingechevir is 53,000, while the number of people actually involved in labor is 16,000. The number of people engaged in small-sized businesses stands at 4,000 people.
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KUR Olympic Training and Sport Center

The construction of the base started in 2007 and finished in October 2010. The complex includes administrative building, swimming pool, a hotel, sports hall, rowing club, tennis court, hangar and cottage.

















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I wonder why they do not repair all the Soviet style buildings in the way it is shown in the last pictures? I do not think this could cost tremendous amount of money for our budget. Moreover, this would help our cities to look fresh and descent, wouldn't it?
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Soviet style is not good, man.
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Soviet style is not good, man.
I know, that is why I proposed it
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Mingachevir recently is celebrated its 63 years anniversary (getting city status)



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Mingachevir surely improved. Last time when I saw photos, it was in very poor condition
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