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''Lankaran'' are headquartered in the city. WikiPedia:Lankaran Commons:Category:Lenkoran


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ruper1813.html Treaty of Gulistan and Hajji Mirza Abol Hasan Khan from the Iranian side on 24 October 1813 in the village of Gulistan (Gülüstan, Goranboy). '''Talish-i Gushtasbi''' is the historical name of the northern Talysh (Talysh people) area, presently a part of the Republic of Azerbaijan. People of northern Talysh are of Iranian stock and speak a northwestern Iranian language called

was murdered by two of his servants who feared they would be executed. His nephew and successor, Fath Ali Shah, after several successful campaigns of his own against the Afshars, with the help of Minister of War Mirza Assadolah Khan and Minister Amir Kabir created a new strong army, based on the latest European models, for the newly chosen Crown-Prince Abbas Mirza. In February 1812, N. R. Ritischev assumed command of the Russian forces and opened peace negotiations with the Persians

. Ouseley and his representative at the talks, James Morier, acted as intermediaries and made various proposals to Rtischev, but they were not accepted . In August, Abbas Mirza resumed hostilities and captured Lankaran. After news arrived that Napoleon had occupied Moscow, the negotiations were suspended (Ramażān 1227 September 1812). Then, on 24 Shawwal 1227 31 October 1812, while Ritischev was away in Tbilisi, the general Peter Kotliarevski (Pyotr Kotlyarevsky) launched a Battle


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and Russia. Through this exchange, Lankran strengthened its cultural roots, and its scientific, educational, health, and industrial bases. Location *Lankaran is in a very beautiful part of Azerbaijan. It lies in the South-East of the country. Lankaran is in one of the five natural geographical regions of Azerbaijan. The territory of Lankaran region borders on the Kur-Araz lowland in the North and the Caspian Sea in the South-East. It is surrounded by the Astara, Masalli and Lerik rayons. According to the relief, the territory consists mainly of plains and partly mountainous and it becomes narrow to the South. The highest point in Lankaran is 200 meters in the foothills and the lowest point in Lankaran is 28 meters below sea level by the Caspian coast. The distance between Lankaran and Baku is 268 km. Climate * '''Winter''' - The winters are cool, but there is not very much precipitation from December to March * '''Spring''' - The spring in Lankaran is beautiful allowing people to take a long neglected walk along the seaside * '''Summer''' - The summer in Lankaran is hot, but it is quite beautiful during the morning and the evening * '''Fall''' - The fall stay quite warm during the day, but at night it gets a bit cool Get in WikiPedia:Lankaran Commons:Category:Lenkoran


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or other events that take place in the theater. '''Azeri Toys (Weddings)''' *A must-see cultural experience is an Azeri wedding party held at one of a handful Shadlig Evi (Wedding Palaces). At the weddings, delicious food and drinks are abundant, national music and dancing are showcased, grand toasts are non-stop, and the video camera is always rolling. The weddings are invitation-only, but ask any local person about upcoming 'toys' and you're bound to get an invite to one. Azeris


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''Lankaran'' are headquartered in the city. Sports thumb right Khazar Lankaran fans in Lankaran City Stadium (Image:Firtina face.jpg). The city has one professional football (football (soccer)) team competing in the top-flight of Azerbaijani football - Khazar Lankaran, currently playing in the Azerbaijan Premier


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: www.warheroes.ru hero hero.asp?Hero_id 851 language ru File:Həzi Aslanov.jpg Hazi Aslanov, was awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union title twice. “We are heirs of victorycampaign started in Baku File:General Samed bey Mehmandarov.jpg Samad bey Mehmandarov, served as the Minister of Defense of (Minister of Defense (Azerbaijan)) Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. File:Bayramalibeyova.jpg Maryam Bayramalibeyova, was social activist. International relations Twin towns — Sister cities Lankaran is twinned (Sister cities) with various cities. class "wikitable" - valign "top" * WikiPedia:Lankaran Commons:Category:Lenkoran


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''Lankaran'' are headquartered in the city. Sports thumb right Khazar Lankaran fans in Lankaran City Stadium (Image:Firtina face.jpg). The city has one professional football (football (soccer)) team competing in the top-flight of Azerbaijani football - Khazar Lankaran, currently playing in the Azerbaijan Premier

the beautiful range of mountains to the west (just before the Electric Station). '''Beaches''' *South of town, the beaches are cleaner and isolated. There is a beach access by the Kanarmesha area where there are some restaurants. '''Khazar (Caspian) Lankaran Football Stadium''' *There is a football stadium outside the city center where professional football is played. The team owner is a wealthy Lankaran native. The team is the 2007 national champion. '''Heydar Aliyev


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or other events that take place in the theater. '''Azeri Toys (Weddings)''' *A must-see cultural experience is an Azeri wedding party held at one of a handful Shadlig Evi (Wedding Palaces). At the weddings, delicious food and drinks are abundant, national music and dancing are showcased, grand toasts are non-stop, and the video camera is always rolling. The weddings are invitation-only, but ask any local person about upcoming 'toys' and you're bound to get an invite to one. Azeris are renowned for their hospitality and you'll be welcomed with open arms. Do thumb A Large Isti Su Bath (Image:Istisu.JPG) thumb Hirkan Park (Image:Picture1106_Hirkan.jpg) thumb Heydar Aliyev Park (Image:Heydar Aliyev Park, Lankaran, Azerbaijan.jpg) thumb War Memorial (Image:War Memorial, Lankaran, Azerbaijan.jpg) '''Istisu Sanatorium''' *East of Lankaran city is the hot springs (''istisu'') sanatorium that is situated in a natural area with oak and iron-wood trees and a small stream. '''Hirkan National Park''' *The area of this national park is 15,000 hectares. It has 150 kinds of trees and bushes in the park area and 36 of them are endemic. The fauna in the national park is not so rich, but one can meet interesting rare species there. We can meet boars, wild boars, spot antlers, jackals, and Asian leopards in the park. As for birds, woodpeckers, Hirkan tits, and stone sparrows can be noted. Hirkan tits are endemic here. The woods in the territory of the park are two and three stories tall. There are mainly chestnut leaf oak, iron-wood, the Caucasus persimmon, false nut, and Lankaran acacia trees in the lower part of the park. The iron-wood tree (demir agaj) is unique in its density that it sinks in water. It is almost indestructible by pests and is only native to a narrowly restricted area in the Talish hills around Lankaran. '''Iran Border''' *Just west of Artupa village in Astara is the southern part of Hirkan National Park. The road to the park runs along the Iran border where a long stretch of barbed wire fencing and a guarded iron bridge in Iran are plainly visible. The guard will sometimes wave back to gawking tourists. At the end of the road are natural hot springs that merge with the river. Here you can alternately dip in the hot springs and the cold river. '''Yanar Bulag''' *This area contains a water spring that burns constantly as if it were a gas lit flame. This is located just outside of Lankaran on the highway to Astara towards the beautiful range of mountains to the west (just before the Electric Station). '''Beaches''' *South of town, the beaches are cleaner and isolated. There is a beach access by the Kanarmesha area where there are some restaurants. '''Khazar (Caspian) Lankaran Football Stadium''' *There is a football stadium outside the city center where professional football is played. The team owner is a wealthy Lankaran native. The team is the 2007 national champion. '''Heydar Aliyev Park''' *At the city center is a sprawling park where the people congregrate. It's a great place to people-watch and here you can also see a museum, monuments, and water fountains with accompanying lights music. Plans are ongoing to expand the park all the way to the sea. '''Zirva Physical Fitness Center''' 80, Nizami Street *This is a new heath center located in a 10 minute walk from the town center. This center has a massage room, sauna, steam bath, weight lifting area, mini soccer, boxing, martial arts, swimming, barber shop, and entertainment area. Call 0171-4-53-53 for an appointment. '''Xanbulan Lake''' *This lake is located southeast of the city of Lankaran. It is a wooded reservoir in the lower foothills, which is wonderful for a picnic lunch and a relaxing nature hike. '''Aurora Tea Factory''' *Near Xanbulan Lake, tourists can go to one of Lankaran’s famous tea factories and sample the widely known tea in a rose garden of the Aurora Tea Factory. At this factory, people can also tour and see the tea-making process. Call 994 0171 570-72 for an appointment. '''Ballabur Castle''' *East of the city of Lankaran near a small hill by the Ballabur village is a place claimed to be the site of the ancient Bazz Castle. It was here, where the Khuramid chief, Babek, defended the castle against the Arab invasion. After the execution of Babek at the hands of the Arabs, the occupiers demolished the castle, but remnants of the castle can still be seen. '''Gizil Agaj State National Reserve''' *The area of the State Reservation is 88,360 hectares. As a result of scientific research in this State Reservation 23 sorts of mammals, about 270 sorts of birds, 12 sorts of reptiles and 47 sorts of fish have been observed. Every year, a lot of birds come to Gizilagaj State Reservation to make nest from the East countries such as yellow and wild heron swans, flamingo, wild ducks beside it flamingo, river ducks, and swans are inhabited in this State Reservation. Fishes such as sazan, herring, seal, omul, grey mullet, pike, salmon and mammals such as swine, hares, jackals, foxes, badgers, beavers wild boars, and water squirrels can be found in this reserve. Itineraries Weekend Itinerary '''Friday''' * Arrive in the evening, check in to a hotel * Go to a local restaurant and try the Lavangi chicken with plov (rice) * Drink Lankaran tea at nearby chay hana (teahouse) and chat play dominoes with locals '''Saturday''' * Buy freshly-baked tendir bread for breakfast and eat with butter and honey cheese * Walk through the bazaar and look at the various local handicrafts * Buy a picnic lunch for trip to Istisu (make sure to also bring a towel) * Take the bus to Istisu from big bazaar and get off at the Sanitorium (last stop; .20 AZN) * Hike up the Talish hills behind the Sanitorium and have a picnic at the top * Go down to Sanitorium and take a dip in hot spring spa (ask for large private room; 1 AZN person) * Return to town by taxi for 2 AZN. * Eat dinner at a local restaurant and try the various BBQ meat or fish (kabab) dishes '''Sunday''' * Walk around the city to see the places of interest * Try some gutab (flat pancake) and a refreshing kokteyl (like milkshake) for a snack * Take a refreshing walk on the beach by the Caspian Sea * Depart for your next destination A Week Itinerary Go on an adventure such as a tour of the "pirs" which are mystical holy places that are scattered around the southern region. Go to lankaran.org for more details. Buy thumb Big Bazaar (Image:Big Bazaar Lankaran, Azerbaijan.jpg) * '''Big Bazaar''' Stroll through the interconnected outdoor and indoor bazaar for a shopping extravaganza of anything and everything. Exploring and discovering is half the fun! * '''Zanbil''' Zanbil is a weaved basket that comes in different sizes. Large baskets are used in bazar shopping. Small baskets can be sometimes used as purses. * '''Talish Knitted Socks (Tohuma Jorab)''' Talish women traditionally wear colorful clothes (red is a favorite) and Jorab knitted socks are worn in the cold season. Prices range from 1-6 AZN depending on length of the socks. * '''Lankaran Tea (Chay)''' Lankaran is well-known throughout Azerbaijan for producing the best tea in the country. Lankaran Tea is a very popular gift purchase by visitors from Baku and other regions. Tea is sold in 100g and 0.5kg bags and prices range from 8-16 AZN per kilo. * '''Kalosh''' Kalosh is a rubber boot that is used by the Talish people in the rainy season. ATMs ''International Bank of Azerbaijan'' * Lankaran , Lankaran, Digah (Azpetrol) * Lankaran, 18, Sh.Akhundov street * Lankaran , Lankaran, H.Aslanov avenue (Central department store) Eat Regional Specialties thumb Tendir Oven and Talish Women (Image:Tendir Oven and Talish Women.jpg) thumb Gutab (Image:Qutab.jpg) * '''Lavangi Chicken''' When going to restaurants or households in Lankaran, you will probably be offered this dish. This dish is cooked with a special nut and onion stuffing inside. You can also get Fish (Balig) Lavangi. * '''Tendir Bread''' The tendir is a traditional clay oven where this special bread is made. Hot tendir bread with cheese and butter is a real treat. Lavangi chicken is also traditionally cooked in a tendir. * '''Plov''' In Lankaran, there are many different types of rice dishes by the name of plov. These include dill plov, potato plov, pea plov, and fish plov. * '''Gutab''' Gutab is a crunchy, fried dough with fillings inside. Try it with potato (kartov) or stomach meat (qarin) fillings and make sure to sprinkle lots of sumac spice with its astringent-acidic flavour. * '''Other Foods''' Lankaran has a great deal of subtropical foods such as feyhoa, quince, cumquat, pomegranate, lemon, mandarin oranges, and tea. If you have a chance, make sure to try some of these regional foods. Great Restaurants * '''Dalga Restaurant''' This is the best restaurant in Lankaran with great dishes such as Balig (Fish) Lavangi and Entrikot (Lamb Chops). Make sure to ask for prices before ordering to avoid being overcharged. * '''Sahil Restaurant''' This restaurant is located south of the Heydar Aliyev Park just by the iron-bridge and the Lankaran river. * '''Titanic Restaurant''' This is a newly-built restaurant that is shaped like a ship. It is in the outskirts of town by the sea and the Olympic Complex. Enjoy the view of the sea while you eat here. * '''Uzbek Restaurant''' This restaurant is next to the library and is very popular with the locals. There is no signage, so just ask the locals. * '''Istanbul Lahmacun''' This is the newest restaurant in Lankaran. It has the normal Turkish fare at prices that are not too expensive. Tel: 044-271-06-44,055-711-71-41. Location: On Haydar Eliyev meydan terefi, near the Beynexalq Bank. 2-5 AZN. Drink WikiPedia:Lankaran Commons:Category:Lenkoran


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to the Persian border. He explained that he held diplomatic immunity, but his captors could not read his Soviet diplomatic pass. Eventually, as the only person literate in Russian, Maclean "read out, with considerable expression, and such improvements as occurred to me" the contents of his pass, and was set free. He took an 1856 paddle steamer back to Baku, and then a train on to Tiflis (Tbilisi, Georgia (Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic)). British troops had supported


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, and the Republic of Azerbaijan has the second highest Shia population percentage in the world after Iran. Juan Eduardo Campo,''Encyclopedia of Islam'', p.625 The city's notable mosques include Kichik Bazar Mosque and Boyuk Bazar Mosque. Culture As of 2012, the city along with Baku and Ganja

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'''Lankaran''' ( ) is a city in Azerbaijan, on the coast of the Caspian Sea, near the southern border with Iran. It has a population of 83,300 (2010 census). It is next to, but independent of Lankaran rayon (Lankaran (rayon)). The city forms a distinct first-order division of Azerbaijan.

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