Sumqayit

What is Sumqayit known for?


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trans_title Sumgayit Executive Power. Parks and Leisure facilities accessdate 2010-12-29 Sports The city has one professional football (football (soccer)) team competing in the top-flight of Azerbaijani football – Sumgayit (Sumgayit FK), currently playing in the Azerbaijan Premier League. Transport Public transport thumb right The city's Koroghlu avenue. (File:Koroghlu avenue, Sumgait.JPG) Sumqayit has a large urban transport system, mostly managed by the Ministry of Transportation (Ministry of Transportation (Azerbaijan)). The city had a tram system (Trams in Sumqayit) that functioned from 1959 to 2003. WikiPedia:Sumqayit


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the construction boom, when the foundation of the executive power building was being excavated, remains of an ancient caravanserai along with personal items and kitchenware was found at the site. The first reports of settlements at the present site of Sumgayit were in 1580, when English traveller H. Barrow mentioned Sumgayit in his writings and in 1858, when Alexander Dumas wrote about the area in his memoirs ''Trip to Caucasus'', although nothing substantial was created on the site


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article 0,28804,1661031_1661028_1661024,00.html Sumgayit, Azerbaijan – The World's Most Polluted Places ''TIME'', September 12, 2007 The report noted the former Soviet industrial base was polluting the local environment with industrial chemicals like chlorine and heavy metals (heavy metal (chemistry)). The report also mentioned cancer rates in Sumgayit were as much as 51% higher than the national average and that genetic mutations (mutation) and congenital disorder birth

decided to develop heavy industry in the Absheron Peninsula, and the future location of Sumgayit was chosen based on its proximity to Baku and its key position on existing railroad lines. Between 1938–1941, a thermal power station was constructed to power Baku's growing petroleum industry (Petroleum industry in Azerbaijan). This was soon followed by more heavy industries. Due to World War II the construction of the area stopped and resumed in 1944, when metallurgical

into groups that went on to attack and kill Armenians both on the streets and in their apartments; widespread looting and a general lack of concern from police officers allowed the situation to worsen. The violence in Sumgait was unprecedented in scope in the Soviet Union and received heavy coverage in the Western media. Many international and Soviet sources described the events as a genocide of the Armenian population. Glasnost: : Vol. 2,Issue 1, Center for Democracy (New York


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:Category:People from Sumgayit Some of the city's many prestigious residents include: chess players Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Zeinab Mamedyarova, balaban player Alihan Samedov, footballers Nazim Suleymanov, Kamal Guliyev and Mahir Shukurov, Ilham Zakiyev, two-time World and five-time blind judo champion and two-time gold medalist in the paralympics (Paralympic Judo) and karateka Rafael Aghayev. File:Maxir Sukurov.jpg

Mamedyarov , one of the world's top chess Grandmasters (Grandmaster (chess)). File:Ilham Zakiyev.jpg Ilham Zakiyev, two-time World and five-time blind judo champion and two-time gold medalist in the paralympics (Paralympic Judo). International relations Twin towns and sister cities Sumqayit is Town twinning twinned


annual population

; Demographics *Population: 308,700 inhabitants, including 62,300 Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs (Refugees and internally displaced persons in Azerbaijan) *Density of population, per km²: 3621 *Annual population upsurge (pers): 1944 *Average lifetime: 70 years Religion Sumqayit did not have a mosque until after the collapse of the Soviet Union.


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, led to establishment of ''Stars'' (Ulduzlar) and ''20 January Monument'' monuments in the park. In the eastern section of the park, ''Shehidler Khiyabani'' similar to Martyrs' Lane in Baku was established as burial ground for thousands of soldiers from Sumgayit who died during the war. According to the Decree No. 132 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan (Cabinet of Azerbaijan) dated August 2, 2001 the park was given the status of national historical importance. Its current size


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(1992-1993), in Osh, in Fergana valley (1989) and many other events of the last decades". Perestroika in the Soviet Republics. by Charles F. Furtado, Andrea M. Chandler - 1992 - p. 441, cit. "to struggle for the full revelation and punishment of the organizers and participants of the genocide of Armenians in Sumgait." Migration, displacement, and identity in post-Soviet Russia, by Hilary Pilkington - 1998 - p. 93, cit. "However


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The regional channel ''Dünya TV'' and newspaper ''365 Gün'' are headquartered in the city.


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production and the great construction wave has been started. *1949 Settlement awarded city status by Presidium of Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR *1955 Sumgayit Aluminum plant established *1957 Construction of scientific-research institutes and cultural centers, the city infrastructure is being developed. *1960 Europe's largest petrol-chemical plant construction has started *1970 The development of light and machine-building industries in the city. In 1935, the Soviet government


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production and the great construction wave has been started. *1949 Settlement awarded city status by Presidium of Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR *1955 Sumgayit Aluminum plant established *1957 Construction of scientific-research institutes and cultural centers, the city infrastructure is being developed. *1960 Europe's largest petrol-chemical plant construction has started *1970 The development of light and machine-building industries in the city. In 1935, the Soviet government decided to develop heavy industry in the Absheron Peninsula, and the future location of Sumgayit was chosen based on its proximity to Baku and its key position on existing railroad lines. Between 1938–1941, a thermal power station was constructed to power Baku's growing petroleum industry (Petroleum industry in Azerbaijan). This was soon followed by more heavy industries. Due to World War II the construction of the area stopped and resumed in 1944, when metallurgical and chemical plants (chemical industry) were constructed and put into operation. The first production of ''Sumgayit Chemical Plant'' led to a rapid growth and construction boom, creating a new job market, and a need for a resident population. In 1949, Sumgayit gained official city status according to resolution of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR. In 1952, a tube-rolling plant delivered its first produce thus developing black metallurgy production in Azerbaijan. The same year, another new Synthetic Rubber (Synthetic rubber) Production Plant started its operations producing ethylene obtained from oil (petroleum). Operations at ''Sumgayit Steel Processing Plant'' and ''Sumgayit Aluminium Plant'' were commenced in 1953 and 1955, respectively. In 1957–1955, a number of scientific research facilities and cultural centers were built, leading to further development of the city infrastructure. In 1960, authorities started building the Petroleum Chemical Factory, the largest in Europe at the time. From 1961 through 1968, a brick-producing factory, a polymer construction materials (polymer) industrial complex, a phosphor (Phosphor#Materials) production plant were built. In 1970-1980s, light industry and mechanical engineering facilities were added to the industrial base of the city. By the end of the 1980s, Sumgayit was already the center of the chemical industry of the USSR. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Sumgayit has remained Azerbaijan’s second biggest industrial center after Baku. WikiPedia:Sumqayit

Sumqayit

'''Sumgayit''' ( Two settlements are within the city administration: Jorat (Corat) and Haji Zeynalabdin (Hacı Zeynalabdin), a settlement named after oil businessman and philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev. It is home to Sumqayit State University.

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