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.
There is also flight to Moscow Vnukovo airport.
Minibuses (marshrutkas) cost 20 qəpik per ride.
Local Shiite Sanctuary. ImamZade.
Djavad Xan created the flag of Ganja. He also defended Ganja against the Russians.
There are plenty of small restaurants offering mostly different types of kebabs.
Recommended to drink bottled water. However there are a lot of tea houses offering tasty tea.
Ganja's area code is 16.
By minibus (marshrutka)
Most marshrutkas leave from the Ganja International Auto Station on the far east of the town. In order to get there you can take different buses. Some of them are (2, 9, 17, 23, 29) The bus terminal has some shops, a fast food stall and basic toilets for 0.2 AZN