Ganja is one of the oldest cities in the Caucasus, and has long been one of the most important in Azerbaijan.The name Ganja means wide derived from a word "gan" (wide). Ganja is an ancient city of Azerbaijan which is settled in the fifth century . The reference to Ganja could be found in the book "Kitabi Dada Korkut" ( the historical literature work of Oghuzs, the ancestors of Azerbaijani turks.) Having been subjected to a seemingly endless stream of invading armies, its name has changed repeatedly over the years. The historical name, Ganja, was restored once again upon Azerbaijan's independence in 1991. With a population of over 500,000 it's currently the country's second-largest city.
Ganja was the birthplace of the famous Central-Asian poet Nizami, and his tomb is a popular site for visitors.
 Get in
 By train
 By bus/minibus
 By plane
Flights to Moscow .
Flights to Istanbul: since 2012 there is a flight with Onur Air between Istanbul and Ganja which cost between 80 and 90 AZN
 Get around
Minibuses (marshrutkas) cost 20 qəpik per ride.
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Local Shiite Sanctuary. ImamZade.
Djavad Xan created the flag of Ganja. He also defended Ganja against the Russians.
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There are plenty of small restaurants offering mostly different types of kebabs.
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Recommended to drink bottled water. However there are a lot of tea houses offering tasty tea.
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Ganja's area code is 16.
 Get out
 By minibus (marshrutka)