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'''Khachmaz''' is a major city in [[Northeastern Azerbaijan]]'s Khachmaz region. It is located about 10km from the Caspian Sea, below Khudat, and to the east of Guba. According to allmetsat.com, it is located at 41-28N, 48-48E at an elevation of 27m.
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[[Image:Khachmaz_celebration_in_park.jpg|thumb|400px|Colorful festivities in Khachmaz]]
  
==About==
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'''Khachmaz''' (Xaçmaz, Khachmas) is a major city in [[Northeastern Azerbaijan]]'s Khachmaz region. It is located about 10km from the Caspian Sea, below [[Khudat]], and to the east of [[Quba]]. It is located at 41-28N, 48-48E at an elevation of 27m.
  
''Geography:''
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==Understand==
  
The most northeastern region of Azerbaijan, Xaçmaz (or Khachmaz/Khachmas) is sandwiched between the Caucasus Mountains in Quba (Guba) and Quzar (Gusar), regions to the west, and the Caspian Sea to the east. The southern border greets Devechi and the region stretches north to Russia. Khachmas city is located toward the bottom third of the region. It is about 10km from the Caspian Sea and the border to Devechi. About half that distance to the Guba border to Khachmas's west. It is substantially greater distance to the northern border.
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In the most northeastern region of Azerbaijan, Khachmaz is sandwiched between the Caucasus Mountains in [[Quba]] and [[Qusar]] regions to the west, and the Caspian Sea to the east. The southern border greets Devechi and the region stretches north to Russia. Khachmas city is located toward the bottom third of the region. It is about 10km from the Caspian Sea and the border to Devechi. About half that distance to the Quba border to Khachmaz's west. It is substantially greater distance to the northern border.
  
''Population:''
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===History===
  
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Khachmaz is one of the most ancient regions of Azerbaijan. The antiquity of the city is evidenced by its wealth of cultural and historical monuments. The region was densely inhabited in the earliest times of human history and settlements, mounds, and barrows of the Bronze Age have been found throughout the region. Throughout its long history, Khachmaz has been a part of the Caucasian kingdom of Albania, the Shirvanshahlar state, and the Quba Khanate.
  
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In 1810 the Quba Khanate was liquidated and, according to “Gulustan Treaty ” in 1813 between [[Russia]] and [[Iran|Persia]], all khanates of Northern Azerbaijan were occupied by Russia except the [[Talysh Region|Talysh]], [[Nakhchivan]], and Irevan Khanates (they were occupied by Russia later after signing Turkmenchay Treaty with Persia in 1828, which divided the territory of Azerbaijan and its people into two parts).
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''History:''
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===Climate===
 
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Khachmaz is one of the most ancient regions of Azerbaijan. The antiquity of the city is evidenced by a number of cultural and historical monuments and ancient settlements and barrows of Bronze Age, Mosque-Madrasah, etc. More than 60 monuments of history and culture have been registered in the district. However many scientists believe that their number should be much higher since the region was already densely inhabited in the earliest times. Settlements, mounds and barrows of the Bronze Age have been found in many parts of the region. For a long time Khachmaz was a part of the Caucasian Albania, the Shirvanshahlar state, and the Quba Khanate. Many visitors to this area left valuable clues about Khachmaz’s history. Most of them tell about “Niyazabad” which was a huge port and settlement of Khachmaz during the middle ages. Among them are merchants, travellers, doctors, historians and diplomats, like Adam Oleary, Yan Streys, Entermany Bel, knyaz M. Baryatinsky, Eduarde, Loreny Chepmen, Ovliya Chelebi ,etc.
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In 1810 Quba Khanate was liquidated. And finally according to “Gulustan Treaty ” in 1813 between Russia and Persia  all khanates  of  “Northern Azerbaijan” were occupied by Russia except Talish, Nakhchivan, Irevan khanates of Azerbaijan        (they were occupied by Russia later after signing “ Turkmenchay Treaty ” with Persia in 1828, which divided the territory of Azerbaijan and it’s people  into two parts). Khachmaz administrative region was formed on August 8, 1930. In 1963, the territory of Khachmaz region was liquidated and included into Guba and Gusar administrative regions. However, Khachmaz region was restored again in 1965. Reference: Xachmaz 75th Anniversary, 2005; Farqani Aliyev, local historian
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==Weather==
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* Spring: Turns from cold to hot quickly with about two weeks of wonderful weather. On the edges of this transition, weather fluctuates.
 
* Spring: Turns from cold to hot quickly with about two weeks of wonderful weather. On the edges of this transition, weather fluctuates.
* Summer: Hot and dry with occasional cloudy days and limited soft showers.
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* Summer: Hot and humid with occasional cloudy days and limited soft showers.
* Fall: weather cools significantly makig fall comfortable. Showers happen more frequently. Late fall can bring cold weather.
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* Fall: weather cools significantly making fall comfortable. Showers happen more frequently. Late fall can bring cold weather.
* Winter: is cold with gray skies and often brings rain.
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* Winter: is cold with gray skies and often brings rain and snow.
  
The climate is moderate-warm here, subtropical, semi deserted and dry steppe.  Annual quantity of precipitation is 300-350 mm; size of potential evaporation is 730-800 mm. An average temperature is 25-35 ° C in July and 1-2 ° C in January. Reference: Soviet Encyclopedia 1976.
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The climate is generally moderate to warm, humid temperate and subtropical, and Khachmaz sees an average yearly precipitation of 1300-1350 mm and average temperatures of 25-30 °C in July and 1-2 °C in January.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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[[Image: Xaçmaz_Statue.jpg|thumb|250px|Koroglu riding Girat]]
  
''By taxi:''
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===By taxi===
  
The fastest transport between Baku and Khachmaz is by taxi. It takes two (2) hours. Going via Lada from Baku to Khachmaz costs 4-5 AZN per seat (4 persons) and going via by Mercedes costs 5 AZN per seat. To take a cab by yourself, expect to pay around 20 AZN.
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The fastest transport between Baku and Khachmaz is by taxi. It takes two (2) hours. Prices must be negotiated, but going via Lada from Baku to Khachmaz costs 4-5 AZN per seat (4 persons) and going via by Mercedes costs 5 AZN per seat. To take a cab by yourself, expect to pay around 20 AZN.
  
''By bus or marshrutka:''
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===By train===
Busses and marshrutkas depart from Shamakhinka bus station (Baku), every hour starting at 8 in the morning. Buses and marshrutkas are a comfortable option, but take longer than taxis. The trip from Baku to Khachmaz will take 3 hours via bus and it costs 3 AZN. The marshrutkas or minibuses usually depart every half an hour starting at 8 in the morning. It takes 2,5-3 hours to get to Khachmaz.
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There is an electric train service that runs between Baku and Khachmaz. The price of the ticket is 0.60 qepik (coins). The train leaves Baku at 8AM. An evening electric train leaves Baku at 7:20 PM.
  
''By train:''
 
There is an electric train service that runs between Baku and Khachmaz. The price of the ticket is 0.60 qepik (coins). The train leaves Baku at 08.00 AM. The night train Baku-Yalama costs 0.60 qepik and leaves Baku at 20.00 PM.
 
  
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The electric train ride is for the adventurer. The cars are packed with people (especially with the current road construction anticipated to last until 2010). Khanims (ladies) from the bazaar tend to take up seating space to stretch their legs or with their baggage. Don't be surprised if you have to argue for a seat or stand for a portion of the 4:45 minute ride from Baku to Khachmaz. The seats are wooden benches and aren't especially clean; the isles are crammed with cargo from fruit sellers; and the patrons can get loud during arguments over space.
  
''Transportation''
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The night train Baku-Yalama costs 0.60 qepik and leaves Baku at 8PM.
Taxis are quite convenient if you know where you want to go within the city. The are many taxis in Khachmaz. Service costs 1 AZN. The price can be changed depending where you are intended to go. The are not many marshrutkas served through Khachmaz city but you can still use some of them which cost only 20 qepic and goes from Big bazaar to Railway Station and goes back again.
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''Talk:''
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===By bus or marshrutka===
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Buses and marshrutkas depart from Shamakhinka bus station in [[Baku]] every hour starting at 8AM. Buses and marshrutkas are a comfortable option, but take longer than taxis. The trip from Baku to Khachmaz takes 3 hours via bus and costs 3 AZN. The marshrutkas or minibuses usually depart every half an hour starting at 8 in the morning. It takes 2.5-3 hours to get to Khachmaz.
  
Despite of the different tourist venues in Khachmaz, English is not widely spoken that is why it would be better to bring some phrasebooks in following languages:
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* <listing name="Xaçmaz – Çarxı" alt="distance 11 KM" hours="scheduled times 09:00; 13:00; 15:00" Price="cost 0,30" ></listing>
* Azeri
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* <listing name="Xaçmaz-Tikanoba" alt="distance 21 KM" hours="scheduled times 07:00; 13:00" price="cost 0,50"></listing>
* Russian
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* <listing name="Xaçmaz-Aşağızeyid" alt="distance 18 KM" hours="scheduled times 9:00; 13:00" price="cost 0,50"></listing>
* Turkish
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* <listing name="XaçmazNağıoba" alt="distance 23 KM" hours="scheduled times 7:00; 13:00" price="cost 0,60"></listing>
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* <listing name="Xaçmaz-Qıraqlı" alt="distance 23 KM" hours="scheduled times 7:00; 13:00" price="cost 0,60"></listing>
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* <listing name="Xaçmaz-Əhmədoba" alt="distance 18 KM" hours="scheduled times 7:00; 13:00" price="cost 0,50"></listing>
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* <listing name="Xaçmaz-Xəzərli" alt="distance 22 KM" hours="scheduled times 7:00; 13:00" price="cost 0,60"></listing>
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* <listing name="Xaçmaz-İnqilab" alt="distance 23 KM" hours="scheduled times 7:00; 13:00" price="cost 0,60
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* <listing name="Xaçmaz-Alekseyevka" alt="distance 15 KM" hours="scheduled times 7:00; 13:00" price="cost 0,40"></listing>
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* <listing name="Xaçmaz-Xudat" alt="distance 21 KM" hours="scheduled times 7:00 and bus leaves every 20 minutes after the hour" price="cost 0.50"></listing>
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* <listing name="Xaçmaz-Nabran" alt="distance 25 KM" hours="scheduled times 8:00 and bus leaves every hour" price="cost 0,60"></listing>
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* <listing name="Xaçmaz-Yalama" alt="distance 23 KM" hours="scheduled times 7:00; 13:00" price="cost 0,60"></listing>
  
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==Get around==
  
''Staying in Touch:''
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Taxis are quite convenient if you know where you want to go within the city. The are many taxis in Khachmaz. Service within the town generally costs just 1 AZN.  
* There are many internet cafes are available around the city center and are called “Internet Clubs”.
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* Khachmaz Post Office is located by the “Park of Culture and Rest” in the city centre.
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==Stay safe==
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''Emergency Contact Numbers:''
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* Fire: 101
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* Police: 102
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* City hospital: 103
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All hospitals either state or private are located in the city center.
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''Information gathered by Khachmaz English Conversation Club.''
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==See==
 
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The Khachmaz region is very rich with monuments of history, culture and architecture. There are more than sixty of them in Khachmaz. The most significant are Sarkartapa, ancient city-fortress Khudat, Albanian mosque of early middle age (III-IV centuries), a mosque-madrasa of Shah Abbas of XV-XVI centuries in Garaqurtlu, a village in Khachmaz, ancient settlements and the barrows of the Bronze Age, the famous “Iron gate” of Derbent fortress becoming a symbol of its inaccessibility. The fortifications “Baba-al-Abvat” were constructed in VIII-VII centuries B.C and protected from invasion the northern boundaries of Azerbaijan. Today Khachmaz borders with Russia here. In the village of Shykhlar the tourists can see the earliest monument of the mausoleum of the Middle ages- a mosque of Sheikh Yusif ( XV century ). At the top of the mountain Galadag the ruins of Gaurgala fortress have been kept. Reference: Azerbaijan Tourism Regions, 2005.  
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The Khachmaz region is very rich with monuments of history, culture and architecture. Some of the most significant are Sarkartapa, the ancient city-fortress Khudat, a fourth century Albanian mosque, the sixteenth century mosque-madrasa of Shah Abbas of XV-XVI centuries in Garaqurtlu, a village in Khachmaz, ancient settlements and the barrows of the Bronze Age, the famous “Iron gate” of Derbent fortress becoming a symbol of its inaccessibility. The fortifications “Baba-al-Abvat” were constructed in VIII-VII centuries B.C and protected from invasion the northern boundaries of Azerbaijan. Today Khachmaz borders with Russia here. In the village of Shykhlar the tourists can see the earliest monument of the mausoleum of the Middle ages- a mosque of Sheikh Yusif ( XV century ). At the top of the mountain Galadag the ruins of Gaurgala fortress have been kept.  
  
'''Historical Places of Note in Khachmaz'''
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*The Northeast Tourism Office is an excellent spot to get information on seeing the sites both within Khachmaz itself and in throughout the surrounding region.
  
''Albanian mosque (early middle age)''
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[[Image: Khachmaz_Old_Church.jpg|thumb|250px|Albanian Church in Khachmaz]]
  
The history relates to (III-IV centuries).  It is a symbol of an embodiment of many centuries.  The fine sample of the Albanian State of Azerbaijan people. There is a similar mosque in Gabala which had been a capital of Albanian State for many centuries.
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*'''Albanian church'''. This church dates back to the III-IV centuries and the kingdom of Albania. There is a similar mosque in [[Qabala]], which served as the capital of Albania for centuries.
  
'''Historical Places of Note in Khachmaz Rayon'''
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*'''Sarkartapa'''. The Bronze Age Sarkartapa monument outside Khachmaz (also called ''Sarkar gishlaghy'' "Sarkar winter camp") is an important and particularly fruitful archaeological site.
  
''Sarkartapa (Bronze Age)''
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*'''Bostanly Village'''. The early medieval Bostanly Village is one of the more interesting places for Khachmaz visitors. There is a hill 20-25 meters high called "Maidens’ Hill" and very close to this monument there is another interesting place called the "Seven sisters" tombs, covered with Arabic manuscripts. If you dive deep enough, you may be treated to some of the many legends about the seven sisters preserved in the local folklore. Numerous archaeological findings from Bostanly are displayed at the Regional Ethnography Museum.  
 
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The Sarkartapa monument has been called as a “Sarkar gishlaghy “Sarkar winter camp” before. It is a important historical monument of Azerbaijan located in Khachmaz. As a result of archeological expedition under direction of Cabbar Khalilov 150 monuments have been registered.
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It is not accidental that the news of the Sarkartapa findings have been spread all over the world and caused the special interest for the participants of the Conference of Archaeologists held in Baku in 1985. A lot of interesting things could be spoken about this unique historical monument but we will just say that today Sarkartapa is a beautiful museum under the open sky.
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''Bostanly (Early middle ages)''
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Bostanly village is one of the more interesting places of the Khachmaz city. As a result of archaeological excavations many interesting findings were discovered that have been kept at Regional Ethnography Museum. There is a hill 20-25 meters high called “Maidens’ Hill”. The territory is 500 sq. km. And very close to this monument there is another interesting place which is called “Seven sisters" tombs with Arabian manuscripts on them. Many legends about seven sisters are told among the people.
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*'''Ancient city-fortress Khudat'''. Khudat (meaning Charisma) was the capital of the Quba Khanate in early eighteenth century. Following Fatali-Khan's move from Khudat to Quba in 1735, the city lost its importance and turned into ruins.
  
''Ancient city-fortress Khudat''
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[[Image: Khachmaz_Mosque.jpg|thumb|250px|Mosque in Khachmaz region]]
 
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One of the ancient cities-fortresses –Khudat (Khudat is Charisma) is very attractive for it’s parameters. It had been a capital of Guba Khanate in early XVIII centure.  In 1735 in concern with transference of the residence of  Fatali-khan  from Khudat to Guba, the city had lost its importance.
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''Mosque of Sheikh Yusif (XV)''
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This Mosque is one of the earliest monuments of mausoleum group that was widely used in construction of XVI-XVII centuries has been kept in the village of Shikhlar. Sheikh Yusif was an outstanding scientist-philosopher of Azerbaijan people. He was buried along with his wife and son and four of his followers in this mosque.
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'''Museums'''
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There Are 5 (five) Museums in Khachmaz City.
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''Regional Ethnography or Local-lore Museum''
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Was founded in 25 september of 1981 year.
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This museum is located in the city center. Outside of the Museum you can see some historical monuments too. But the most interesting things that will be amazing for tourists can be seen inside of the museum. The history of ancient Khachmaz is built on archeological, ethnographic, anthropological and written historical resources. Archeological excavations in the territory of Khachmaz revealed patterns of rich material and spiritual culture related to the Early Bronze Age. The museum is very rich with archeological monuments of different periods of history. There are more than 4000 historical exhibits are kept there. Among them special interest cause original scientific works of the well-known orientalist Abuabdullah Mahammad-bin Albukhari " Aljazaily sani" and  the “ Classification of Koran” of well-known mathematician, philosopher from Chilaqyr Hajaly  Effendi. This book is considered to be the second basic book after the “Koran” in the Islamic World.
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''Veteran's Museum''
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The museum was founded in 1976.
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This museum will give you comprehensive information about the people of Khachmaz land, their pictures and belongings. As it is known 8739 people from Khachmaz took part in the Second World War and 2800 of them heroically have perished. Some of them are well-known outside of Azerbaijan.
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Also, the 230 people who became victims of the Armenian aggression (of the Nagorny Karabakh war) (Mountainous Karabakh) are commemorated.
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''Heydar Aliyev’s Museum''
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Museum is located in the park after Heydar Aliyev- the National Leader of Azerbaijan people. There you can get valuable information about his life and activities.
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The Museum of Prominent Figures
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This under open sky museum is one of the most interesting places of Khachmaz city for its numerous statues of the most famous in the world prominent figures of Azerbaijan people. It is also a nice park with accompanying water fountains and lights where the people congregate.
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''Carpet Museum''
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*'''Mosque of Sheikh Yusif (XV)'''. This Mosque is one of the earliest monuments in the mausoleum style widely used throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that has been preserved in the nearby village of Shikhlar. Sheikh Yusif, an outstanding scientist-philosopher of his day, was buried along with his wife and son and four of his followers in this mosque.
  
Carpet museum is also one of the wonderful places to have a look. Despite it’s recent founding, there are many ancient carpets in the museum along with carpet weaving tools like ( kargyla, khava,qyr, scissors etc) interesting carpet designs, dolls dressed in ancient national style, picture gallery and other interesting exhibits. Both of the Museums ( Fighting’s Glory Museum and Carpet Museum) are located in the Park of Culture and Rest.
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[[Image: Khachmaz_Pres_Museum.jpg|thumb|250px|Regional Ethnography or Local-lore Museum in Khachmaz]]
  
'''Parks'''
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* <see name="Regional Ethnography Museum" alt="Museum of Local Lore" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">This museum is located in the city center. The museum is very rich with archeological findings (over 4,000) representing all the different periods of Khachmaz's history. Of especial interest are the original scientific works of the well-known orientalist Abuabdullah Mahammad-bin Albukhari contained in the "Aljazaily sani" as well as the "Classification of Koran," authored by the well-known mathematician, philosopher from Chilaqyr Hajaly, Effendi.</see>
  
''Heydar Aliyev’s Park''
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*'''Veteran's Museum'''. 8,739 Khachmaz residents fought in WWII for the Red Army and some 2,800 of them perished. This museum also remembers 230 people who died in the ethnic conflict with [[Armenia]] during the early 1990s.
  
Very nice park with green trees, flowers, accompanying water fountains and lights, cafes and tea-houses. Heydar Aliyev’s Museum, Khazar Cinema-Club and Chess school are located in this park too.
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*'''Heydar Aliyev’s Museum'''. This is the obligatory personality cult shrine to independent Azerbaijan's first ruler.
  
''Park of Culture and Rest''
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*'''The Museum of Prominent Figures'''. This open sky museum is one of the most pleasant places in Khachmaz, located as it is in a nice park filled with fountains and numerous statues of prominent Azeris.
  
Gives to city the special beauty. The park is full with monuments of different animals made of stone. Among them there are statues of a monkey, giraffe, elephants, deer, wolf, fox, leopard, wild birds and others. There have been created artificial reservoirs with fishes floating inside, the rivers flowing all the day long and with accompanying water fountains full of green artificial and real frogs. Some people call this place Zoo Park too because of such diversity. One of the favorite places of children “Café Cirtdan- Dwarf”, Fighting’s Glory Museum and Carpet Museum, Post –office and other nice cafes are located here.
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[[Image: Khachmaz_Carpet.jpg|thumb|250px|Carpet Museum in Khachmaz]]
  
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*'''Carpet Museum'''. Carpet museum is also one of the wonderful places to have a look. Despite it’s recent founding, there are many ancient carpets in the museum along with carpet weaving tools (kargyla, khava, qyr, scissors, etc.), interesting carpet designs, dolls dressed in an ancient national style, a picture gallery and other interesting exhibits. Both of the Museums (Fighting’s Glory Museum and Carpet Museum) are located in the Park of Culture and Rest.
  
''The Museum of Prominent Figures''
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===Parks===
  
Another nice park with accompanying water fountains, lights and restoran/cafés.
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*'''Heydar Aliyev Park'''. A rather nice park with green trees, flowers, fountains, lights, cafes, and tea-houses. The Heydar Aliyev Museum, the Khazar Cinema-Club, and the Chess school are all located in this park.
  
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*'''Park of Culture and Rest'''. This park is full of statues of different animals, artificial ponds stocked with colorful fish, rivers, and fountains full of green frogs (both artificial and live). Some people call this place the Zoo Park due to its zoological theme. One of the favorite places of the local children is the "Café Cirtdan-Dwarf."  The Veterans Museum, Carpet Museum, Post Office, and several cafes are located within the park.
  
'''Cultural Centres and other places to see'''
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'''Cultural Centers and other places to see'''
  
 
The House of Culture
 
The House of Culture
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Modular Power Station  
 
Modular Power Station  
 
Khachmaz modular type power station produces on average 1,6-1,8 mln kw/hour of electricity daily. All 10 generators of the station have been connected to the network in December, this year. Having produced 1,607 megawatt electricity on the first day, the modular station raised the output up to 1,821 megawatts two days later on December 10.
 
Khachmaz modular type power station produces on average 1,6-1,8 mln kw/hour of electricity daily. All 10 generators of the station have been connected to the network in December, this year. Having produced 1,607 megawatt electricity on the first day, the modular station raised the output up to 1,821 megawatts two days later on December 10.
35-40 megawatts and 45-50 megawatts of the electricity produced in this power station is diverted via electro conductive lines to Guba-Gusar and Khachmaz-Davachy regions respectively to supply a need of residents.
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35-40 megawatts and 45-50 megawatts of the electricity produced in this power station is diverted via electro conductive lines to Quba-[[Qusar]] and Khachmaz-Davachy regions respectively to supply a need of residents.
 
Source: www.azregionaldevelopment.org
 
Source: www.azregionaldevelopment.org
  
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Tomato paste, tomato puree, green pea, cucumber and cayenne pickles, eggplant caviar, different meat and vegetable tins are produced at the Cannery. 50-60% of products is sold inside the country, the other part is exported.   
 
Tomato paste, tomato puree, green pea, cucumber and cayenne pickles, eggplant caviar, different meat and vegetable tins are produced at the Cannery. 50-60% of products is sold inside the country, the other part is exported.   
 
Source: www.azersunholding.com
 
Source: www.azersunholding.com
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==Do==
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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Most consumer goods are available throughout Khachmaz and in larger quantities than many of Azerbaijan's smaller cities. The Bazaar carries most goods at very affordable prices (though quality may be suspect - typical for Azerbaijan) and some craftsmen are available.
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===ATM===
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''The International Bank of Azerbaijan ATMs''
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* Khachmaz, Khachmaz, 1, Rasulbekov street
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* Khachmaz, Khachmaz, 1, Narimanov street (Khachmaz bus station)
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* Khachmaz, Khachmaz, 1st km of Khachmaz-Gandov highway (Azpetrol)
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* Khachmaz, Khachmaz, M.A.Rasulzade street (Finance department of Xachmaz region)
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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*''Elite'' in Khachmaz is a hotel and restaurant.
 
*''Elite'' in Khachmaz is a hotel and restaurant.
  
*''Kamran Hotel'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant with some rooms to stay. Tel: 5-47-74.
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*''Kamran Hotel'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant with some rooms to stay.
  
 
*''Choban'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant
 
*''Choban'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant
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*''Chenlibel'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
 
*''Chenlibel'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
  
*''Xazar'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant. Tel: 5-22-35
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*''Xazar'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
  
 
*''Tebriz'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
 
*''Tebriz'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
  
*''Shabran Nushican'' is a restaurant. Tel: 5-40-40
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*''Shabran Nushican'' is a restaurant.
  
 
*''Xan Baqi'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
 
*''Xan Baqi'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
  
*''Uyut'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
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*''Uyut'' in Khachmaz is a restaurant. The restaurant offers typical azer food with a clean environment. A private room is available. It's located near the Central Library in Famous People Park.
  
 
*''Cirtdan'' in Khachmaz is a café for children.
 
*''Cirtdan'' in Khachmaz is a café for children.
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*Daniz-neft in Nabran village is a cafe
 
*Daniz-neft in Nabran village is a cafe
  
*Dostluq tourist base in Nabran village has a restaurant and discotheque. Tel: 333-36-39
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*Dostluq tourist base in Nabran village has a restaurant and discotheque.
  
 
*Elvin in Nabran village is a restaurant
 
*Elvin in Nabran village is a restaurant
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*Geophysic  Sanatorium in Seyidly village is a restaurant
 
*Geophysic  Sanatorium in Seyidly village is a restaurant
  
*Karvan rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant. Tel: 700-14-29
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*Karvan rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant.
  
*Greenville rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque. Tel: 4938950
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*Greenville rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque.
  
 
*Qafqaz in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque.
 
*Qafqaz in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque.
  
*Lotos rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque. Tel: 345-38-66
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*Lotos rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque.
  
 
*Mayak rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque.
 
*Mayak rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque.
  
*Malibu in Seyidly village has a restaurant, discothèque, café, sauna, pool. Tel: 3308803,3632884; Fax: 4472560
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*Malibu in Seyidly village has a restaurant, discothèque, café, sauna, pool.
  
 
*Meshabeyi Evi-rest zone in Nabran village has a restaurant
 
*Meshabeyi Evi-rest zone in Nabran village has a restaurant
  
*Mirvari in Nabran village is a restaurant. Tel: 3807651,3308155
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*Mirvari in Nabran village is a restaurant.
  
*Nabran-sanatorium in Seyidly village is a restaurant and café. Tel: 3148000,4474725
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*Nabran-sanatorium in Seyidly village is a restaurant and café.
  
*Ober lux-rest zone in Nabran village has restaurant and pool. Tel: 4658671, 3108150
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*Ober lux-rest zone in Nabran village has restaurant and pool.
  
*Palma rest camp Nabran village has pool, restaurant, conference hall, sports playgrounds and discotheque. Tel: 2209004, 3219996
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*Palma rest camp Nabran village has pool, restaurant, conference hall, sports playgrounds and discotheque.
  
*Palermo tourist base in Nabran village has restaurant, discotheque and bar. Tel: 312-19-93
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*Palermo tourist base in Nabran village has restaurant, discotheque and bar.
  
 
*Politekh Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has restaurant and discotheque.
 
*Politekh Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has restaurant and discotheque.
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*Shahin Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has café
 
*Shahin Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has café
  
*Salam in Nabran village has restaurant, discotheque, bar. Tel: 318-27-54
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*Salam in Nabran village has restaurant, discotheque, bar.
  
*Shahdaq Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has restaurant
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*Shahdaq Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has restaurant
  
*Shams Tourist Base in Nabran village has restaurant and discotheque. Tel: 631-52-67
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*Shams Tourist Base in Nabran village has restaurant and discotheque.
  
 
*Tarlan in Seyidly village has café.
 
*Tarlan in Seyidly village has café.
 
*Tropikanka Rest-Zone in Nabran village has restaurant. Tel: 351-40-33
 
  
 
*Tabib Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has café.
 
*Tabib Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has café.
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*Chanlibel Rest-Zone in Nabran village has restaurant.
 
*Chanlibel Rest-Zone in Nabran village has restaurant.
  
*Elay in Nabran village is a restaurant. Tel: 314-69-73
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*Elay in Nabran village is a restaurant.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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In Khachmaz, like most towns and cities in Azerbaijan, a Çay Xana (a tea house) is easy to find. In summer, cold beer is easy is also easily accessible. Some places will serve instant coffee.
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Məkan: Only serves beer and chickpeas, but the beer is cold and the service is good - which can be hard to find.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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==Contact==
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* There are many internet cafes are available around the city center and are called “Internet Clubs”.
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* Khachmaz Post Office is located by the “Park of Culture and Rest” in the city center.
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==Stay safe==
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All hospitals either state or private are located in the city center.
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Be sure to carry a valid passport or ID when traveling in the northeast regions of Azerbaijan. It is common for police to stop foreign travelers and ask for identification. If you do not have an ID handy, you are susceptible to bribery.
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===Emergency Contact Numbers===
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* Fire: 101
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* Police: 102
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* City hospital: 103
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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The are 2 (two) Auto Stations in Khachmaz city. First one is Minibus station from where you can get out mainly to Baku and other cities. There you can get different kinds of cars The price to Baku will be around 5 AZN for a shared cab.
 
The are 2 (two) Auto Stations in Khachmaz city. First one is Minibus station from where you can get out mainly to Baku and other cities. There you can get different kinds of cars The price to Baku will be around 5 AZN for a shared cab.
  
''marshrutka and bus:''
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''marshrutka (vans) and bus:''
 
The are 2 (two) Auto Stations in Khachmaz city. First one is Minibus station from where you can get out mainly to Baku and other cities. There you can get a marshrutka for 3-5 AZN. The telephone number is: 050 471 65 25.  
 
The are 2 (two) Auto Stations in Khachmaz city. First one is Minibus station from where you can get out mainly to Baku and other cities. There you can get a marshrutka for 3-5 AZN. The telephone number is: 050 471 65 25.  
 
The second one services the transport mainly to the villages of the city. The prices are different depending on the distance from city. Weekends buses can be harder to come by and can cost more than the usual 3 AZN.
 
The second one services the transport mainly to the villages of the city. The prices are different depending on the distance from city. Weekends buses can be harder to come by and can cost more than the usual 3 AZN.
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The Railway Station is located very close to the city center. There is an electric and night train service that runs between Baku and Khachmaz. The first one leaves Khachmaz at 08.00 AM and the second one at 05.45 PM. The price is 0,60 qepik.
 
The Railway Station is located very close to the city center. There is an electric and night train service that runs between Baku and Khachmaz. The first one leaves Khachmaz at 08.00 AM and the second one at 05.45 PM. The price is 0,60 qepik.
  
 
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''Nearby Destinations''
 
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* [[Khudat]]
 
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* [[Nabran]]
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* [[Quba]]
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* [[Devechi]]
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* [[Khinalug]]
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Latest revision as of 10:35, 24 August 2010

Colorful festivities in Khachmaz

Khachmaz (Xaçmaz, Khachmas) is a major city in Northeastern Azerbaijan's Khachmaz region. It is located about 10km from the Caspian Sea, below Khudat, and to the east of Quba. It is located at 41-28N, 48-48E at an elevation of 27m.

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Understand[edit]

In the most northeastern region of Azerbaijan, Khachmaz is sandwiched between the Caucasus Mountains in Quba and Qusar regions to the west, and the Caspian Sea to the east. The southern border greets Devechi and the region stretches north to Russia. Khachmas city is located toward the bottom third of the region. It is about 10km from the Caspian Sea and the border to Devechi. About half that distance to the Quba border to Khachmaz's west. It is substantially greater distance to the northern border.

History[edit]

Khachmaz is one of the most ancient regions of Azerbaijan. The antiquity of the city is evidenced by its wealth of cultural and historical monuments. The region was densely inhabited in the earliest times of human history and settlements, mounds, and barrows of the Bronze Age have been found throughout the region. Throughout its long history, Khachmaz has been a part of the Caucasian kingdom of Albania, the Shirvanshahlar state, and the Quba Khanate.

In 1810 the Quba Khanate was liquidated and, according to “Gulustan Treaty ” in 1813 between Russia and Persia, all khanates of Northern Azerbaijan were occupied by Russia except the Talysh, Nakhchivan, and Irevan Khanates (they were occupied by Russia later after signing Turkmenchay Treaty with Persia in 1828, which divided the territory of Azerbaijan and its people into two parts).

Climate[edit]

  • Spring: Turns from cold to hot quickly with about two weeks of wonderful weather. On the edges of this transition, weather fluctuates.
  • Summer: Hot and humid with occasional cloudy days and limited soft showers.
  • Fall: weather cools significantly making fall comfortable. Showers happen more frequently. Late fall can bring cold weather.
  • Winter: is cold with gray skies and often brings rain and snow.

The climate is generally moderate to warm, humid temperate and subtropical, and Khachmaz sees an average yearly precipitation of 1300-1350 mm and average temperatures of 25-30 °C in July and 1-2 °C in January.

Get in[edit]

Koroglu riding Girat

By taxi[edit]

The fastest transport between Baku and Khachmaz is by taxi. It takes two (2) hours. Prices must be negotiated, but going via Lada from Baku to Khachmaz costs 4-5 AZN per seat (4 persons) and going via by Mercedes costs 5 AZN per seat. To take a cab by yourself, expect to pay around 20 AZN.

By train[edit]

There is an electric train service that runs between Baku and Khachmaz. The price of the ticket is 0.60 qepik (coins). The train leaves Baku at 8AM. An evening electric train leaves Baku at 7:20 PM.


The electric train ride is for the adventurer. The cars are packed with people (especially with the current road construction anticipated to last until 2010). Khanims (ladies) from the bazaar tend to take up seating space to stretch their legs or with their baggage. Don't be surprised if you have to argue for a seat or stand for a portion of the 4:45 minute ride from Baku to Khachmaz. The seats are wooden benches and aren't especially clean; the isles are crammed with cargo from fruit sellers; and the patrons can get loud during arguments over space.

The night train Baku-Yalama costs 0.60 qepik and leaves Baku at 8PM.

By bus or marshrutka[edit]

Buses and marshrutkas depart from Shamakhinka bus station in Baku every hour starting at 8AM. Buses and marshrutkas are a comfortable option, but take longer than taxis. The trip from Baku to Khachmaz takes 3 hours via bus and costs 3 AZN. The marshrutkas or minibuses usually depart every half an hour starting at 8 in the morning. It takes 2.5-3 hours to get to Khachmaz.

  • Xaçmaz – Çarxı (distance 11 KM). scheduled times 09:00; 13:00; 15:00. cost 0,30.  edit
  • Xaçmaz-Tikanoba (distance 21 KM). scheduled times 07:00; 13:00. cost 0,50.  edit
  • Xaçmaz-Aşağızeyid (distance 18 KM). scheduled times 9:00; 13:00. cost 0,50.  edit
  • XaçmazNağıoba (distance 23 KM). scheduled times 7:00; 13:00. cost 0,60.  edit
  • Xaçmaz-Qıraqlı (distance 23 KM). scheduled times 7:00; 13:00. cost 0,60.  edit
  • Xaçmaz-Əhmədoba (distance 18 KM). scheduled times 7:00; 13:00. cost 0,50.  edit
  • Xaçmaz-Xəzərli (distance 22 KM). scheduled times 7:00; 13:00. cost 0,60.  edit
  • Xaçmaz-İnqilab (distance 23 KM). scheduled times 7:00; 13:00. cost 0,60.  edit
  • Xaçmaz-Alekseyevka (distance 15 KM). scheduled times 7:00; 13:00. cost 0,40.  edit
  • Xaçmaz-Xudat (distance 21 KM). scheduled times 7:00 and bus leaves every 20 minutes after the hour. cost 0.50.  edit
  • Xaçmaz-Nabran (distance 25 KM). scheduled times 8:00 and bus leaves every hour. cost 0,60.  edit
  • Xaçmaz-Yalama (distance 23 KM). scheduled times 7:00; 13:00. cost 0,60.  edit

Get around[edit]

Taxis are quite convenient if you know where you want to go within the city. The are many taxis in Khachmaz. Service within the town generally costs just 1 AZN.

See[edit][add listing]

The Khachmaz region is very rich with monuments of history, culture and architecture. Some of the most significant are Sarkartapa, the ancient city-fortress Khudat, a fourth century Albanian mosque, the sixteenth century mosque-madrasa of Shah Abbas of XV-XVI centuries in Garaqurtlu, a village in Khachmaz, ancient settlements and the barrows of the Bronze Age, the famous “Iron gate” of Derbent fortress becoming a symbol of its inaccessibility. The fortifications “Baba-al-Abvat” were constructed in VIII-VII centuries B.C and protected from invasion the northern boundaries of Azerbaijan. Today Khachmaz borders with Russia here. In the village of Shykhlar the tourists can see the earliest monument of the mausoleum of the Middle ages- a mosque of Sheikh Yusif ( XV century ). At the top of the mountain Galadag the ruins of Gaurgala fortress have been kept.

  • The Northeast Tourism Office is an excellent spot to get information on seeing the sites both within Khachmaz itself and in throughout the surrounding region.

Historic sites[edit]

Albanian Church in Khachmaz
  • Albanian church. This church dates back to the III-IV centuries and the kingdom of Albania. There is a similar mosque in Qabala, which served as the capital of Albania for centuries.
  • Sarkartapa. The Bronze Age Sarkartapa monument outside Khachmaz (also called Sarkar gishlaghy "Sarkar winter camp") is an important and particularly fruitful archaeological site.
  • Bostanly Village. The early medieval Bostanly Village is one of the more interesting places for Khachmaz visitors. There is a hill 20-25 meters high called "Maidens’ Hill" and very close to this monument there is another interesting place called the "Seven sisters" tombs, covered with Arabic manuscripts. If you dive deep enough, you may be treated to some of the many legends about the seven sisters preserved in the local folklore. Numerous archaeological findings from Bostanly are displayed at the Regional Ethnography Museum.
  • Ancient city-fortress Khudat. Khudat (meaning Charisma) was the capital of the Quba Khanate in early eighteenth century. Following Fatali-Khan's move from Khudat to Quba in 1735, the city lost its importance and turned into ruins.
Mosque in Khachmaz region
  • Mosque of Sheikh Yusif (XV). This Mosque is one of the earliest monuments in the mausoleum style widely used throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that has been preserved in the nearby village of Shikhlar. Sheikh Yusif, an outstanding scientist-philosopher of his day, was buried along with his wife and son and four of his followers in this mosque.

Museums[edit]

Regional Ethnography or Local-lore Museum in Khachmaz
  • Regional Ethnography Museum (Museum of Local Lore). This museum is located in the city center. The museum is very rich with archeological findings (over 4,000) representing all the different periods of Khachmaz's history. Of especial interest are the original scientific works of the well-known orientalist Abuabdullah Mahammad-bin Albukhari contained in the "Aljazaily sani" as well as the "Classification of Koran," authored by the well-known mathematician, philosopher from Chilaqyr Hajaly, Effendi.  edit
  • Veteran's Museum. 8,739 Khachmaz residents fought in WWII for the Red Army and some 2,800 of them perished. This museum also remembers 230 people who died in the ethnic conflict with Armenia during the early 1990s.
  • Heydar Aliyev’s Museum. This is the obligatory personality cult shrine to independent Azerbaijan's first ruler.
  • The Museum of Prominent Figures. This open sky museum is one of the most pleasant places in Khachmaz, located as it is in a nice park filled with fountains and numerous statues of prominent Azeris.
Carpet Museum in Khachmaz
  • Carpet Museum. Carpet museum is also one of the wonderful places to have a look. Despite it’s recent founding, there are many ancient carpets in the museum along with carpet weaving tools (kargyla, khava, qyr, scissors, etc.), interesting carpet designs, dolls dressed in an ancient national style, a picture gallery and other interesting exhibits. Both of the Museums (Fighting’s Glory Museum and Carpet Museum) are located in the Park of Culture and Rest.

Parks[edit]

  • Heydar Aliyev Park. A rather nice park with green trees, flowers, fountains, lights, cafes, and tea-houses. The Heydar Aliyev Museum, the Khazar Cinema-Club, and the Chess school are all located in this park.
  • Park of Culture and Rest. This park is full of statues of different animals, artificial ponds stocked with colorful fish, rivers, and fountains full of green frogs (both artificial and live). Some people call this place the Zoo Park due to its zoological theme. One of the favorite places of the local children is the "Café Cirtdan-Dwarf." The Veterans Museum, Carpet Museum, Post Office, and several cafes are located within the park.

Cultural Centers and other places to see

The House of Culture Music School Youth Sport Complex Club of Railwaymen Chess School Mosques Church (Russian) The Entertaining Centers Football stadium Khazar Cinema Club Central Library Children’s Rest and Amusements Center Carpet Plant Old tradition of carpet weaving still is flourishing in the Khachmaz region and local carpet masters successfully continue its further development. Their artwork products always give a plentiful material for researchers as well as for creative adaptation and usage in various related branches of culture. Vocational School Railway Station Gulalan Reserve Modular Power Station Khachmaz modular type power station produces on average 1,6-1,8 mln kw/hour of electricity daily. All 10 generators of the station have been connected to the network in December, this year. Having produced 1,607 megawatt electricity on the first day, the modular station raised the output up to 1,821 megawatts two days later on December 10. 35-40 megawatts and 45-50 megawatts of the electricity produced in this power station is diverted via electro conductive lines to Quba-Qusar and Khachmaz-Davachy regions respectively to supply a need of residents. Source: www.azregionaldevelopment.org

Qafqaz Tinned Food Factory As the continuation of the policy - meeting consumers needs on the top level according to strategical activity program of “Azersun Holding” in Xachmaz region of Azerbaijan Republic “Qafqaz Konserv Zavodu”, began operation on 12.09.2003. The whole volume of total capital investment of “Qafqaz Konserv Zavodu” increased to roughly 17 million dollars. “Qafqaz Konserv Zavodu” holds the power of processing 30-32 thousand tons fruit and vegetable and 6 thousand tons meat in a season. It works as the buyer of the agricultural products of the northern region of the Country. Tomato paste, tomato puree, green pea, cucumber and cayenne pickles, eggplant caviar, different meat and vegetable tins are produced at the Cannery. 50-60% of products is sold inside the country, the other part is exported. Source: www.azersunholding.com

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Buy[edit][add listing]

Most consumer goods are available throughout Khachmaz and in larger quantities than many of Azerbaijan's smaller cities. The Bazaar carries most goods at very affordable prices (though quality may be suspect - typical for Azerbaijan) and some craftsmen are available.

ATM[edit]

The International Bank of Azerbaijan ATMs

  • Khachmaz, Khachmaz, 1, Rasulbekov street
  • Khachmaz, Khachmaz, 1, Narimanov street (Khachmaz bus station)
  • Khachmaz, Khachmaz, 1st km of Khachmaz-Gandov highway (Azpetrol)
  • Khachmaz, Khachmaz, M.A.Rasulzade street (Finance department of Xachmaz region)

Eat[edit][add listing]

Below is a list of Khachmas restaurants and cafés.

  • Elite in Khachmaz is a hotel and restaurant.
  • Kamran Hotel in Khachmaz is a restaurant with some rooms to stay.
  • Choban in Khachmaz is a restaurant
  • Chenlibel in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
  • Xazar in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
  • Tebriz in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
  • Shabran Nushican is a restaurant.
  • Xan Baqi in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
  • Uyut in Khachmaz is a restaurant. The restaurant offers typical azer food with a clean environment. A private room is available. It's located near the Central Library in Famous People Park.
  • Cirtdan in Khachmaz is a café for children.
  • Edem in Khachmaz is a restaurant.
  • Dostluq in Khachmaz is a café

This is a list of restaurants and cafés near Khachmas city

  • Aqua Park CTF Company in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque
  • Azeravtoyol in Nabran village is a café
  • Alinka in Nabran village is a restaurant
  • Chinat tourist base in Seyidly village has a café
  • Dalqa rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant
  • Daniz-neft in Nabran village is a cafe
  • Dostluq tourist base in Nabran village has a restaurant and discotheque.
  • Elvin in Nabran village is a restaurant
  • Energetic rest-house in Seyidly village is a café
  • Gami Tamiri (Kaspar) rest-house in Seyidly village has a café
  • Khan-Chinar rest-zone in Nabran village has a restaurant
  • Khazar tourist base in Nabran village is a café and bar
  • Geophysic Sanatorium in Seyidly village is a restaurant
  • Karvan rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant.
  • Greenville rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque.
  • Qafqaz in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque.
  • Lotos rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque.
  • Mayak rest-zone in Nabran village is a restaurant and discotheque.
  • Malibu in Seyidly village has a restaurant, discothèque, café, sauna, pool.
  • Meshabeyi Evi-rest zone in Nabran village has a restaurant
  • Mirvari in Nabran village is a restaurant.
  • Nabran-sanatorium in Seyidly village is a restaurant and café.
  • Ober lux-rest zone in Nabran village has restaurant and pool.
  • Palma rest camp Nabran village has pool, restaurant, conference hall, sports playgrounds and discotheque.
  • Palermo tourist base in Nabran village has restaurant, discotheque and bar.
  • Politekh Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has restaurant and discotheque.
  • Rabitachi Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has café.
  • Sattarkhan Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has café
  • Shafa Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has restaurant
  • Shahin Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has café
  • Salam in Nabran village has restaurant, discotheque, bar.
  • Shahdaq Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has restaurant
  • Shams Tourist Base in Nabran village has restaurant and discotheque.
  • Tarlan in Seyidly village has café.
  • Tabib Holiday Hotel in Nabran village has café.
  • Chanlibel Rest-Zone in Nabran village has restaurant.
  • Elay in Nabran village is a restaurant.

Drink[edit][add listing]

In Khachmaz, like most towns and cities in Azerbaijan, a Çay Xana (a tea house) is easy to find. In summer, cold beer is easy is also easily accessible. Some places will serve instant coffee.

Məkan: Only serves beer and chickpeas, but the beer is cold and the service is good - which can be hard to find.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Contact[edit]

  • There are many internet cafes are available around the city center and are called “Internet Clubs”.
  • Khachmaz Post Office is located by the “Park of Culture and Rest” in the city center.

Stay safe[edit]

All hospitals either state or private are located in the city center.

Be sure to carry a valid passport or ID when traveling in the northeast regions of Azerbaijan. It is common for police to stop foreign travelers and ask for identification. If you do not have an ID handy, you are susceptible to bribery.

Emergency Contact Numbers[edit]

  • Fire: 101
  • Police: 102
  • City hospital: 103

Get out[edit]

By taxi: The are 2 (two) Auto Stations in Khachmaz city. First one is Minibus station from where you can get out mainly to Baku and other cities. There you can get different kinds of cars The price to Baku will be around 5 AZN for a shared cab.

marshrutka (vans) and bus: The are 2 (two) Auto Stations in Khachmaz city. First one is Minibus station from where you can get out mainly to Baku and other cities. There you can get a marshrutka for 3-5 AZN. The telephone number is: 050 471 65 25. The second one services the transport mainly to the villages of the city. The prices are different depending on the distance from city. Weekends buses can be harder to come by and can cost more than the usual 3 AZN.

By train: The Railway Station is located very close to the city center. There is an electric and night train service that runs between Baku and Khachmaz. The first one leaves Khachmaz at 08.00 AM and the second one at 05.45 PM. The price is 0,60 qepik.

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