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Map of Azerbaijan showing Qobustan district

Qobustan is an administrative district, or rayon, of Azerbaijan. Area 1,369.4 km²; population 37,137; population density 27 persons/km². Administrative centre is Maraza located about 50 miles west of Baku. From 1930 until 1943 and again from 1960 until 1990 the territory belonged to Shamakhi administrative district. Image File history File links Azerbaijan-Qobustan. ... Azerbaijan is divided into: 59 rayons (rayonlar; rayon - singular), 11 cities* (saharlar; sahar - singular), 1 autonomous republic** (muxtar respublika); All listed are rayons (with Rayonu after their name) unless otherwise noted. ... Coordinates: , Country Azerbaijan Government  - Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov Area  - City 260 km²  (100. ... Shamakhi (Åžamaxı) is a rayon of Azerbaijan. ...


Near Maraza there is the mausoleum of Sufi mystic Diri Baba (Living Grandfather) built in 1402.


Qobustan as a geographic region also comprises some territory southeast of the administrative district of Qobustan.


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Coordinates: 40°32′06″N 48°55′16″E / 40.535, 48.92111 This article is about the autonomous region. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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