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Map of Azerbaijan showing Siyazan rayon

Siazan (Siyəzən) is a city and rayon in Aran (Republic of Azerbaijan). Its inhabitants are of Persian descent and speak a dialect of Persian called Tati of Caucasus. The word Siyazan is related to the Persian word سياه Siyah (black). 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. ... The placename Aran may refer to: The Aran Islands or the largest island in that group Aran, a historical region that is a part of modern Republic of Azerbaijan (Caucasia) The Isle of Arran in Scotland. ... The Persians of Iran (officially named Persia by West until 1935 while still referred to as Persia by some ) are an Iranian people who speak Persian (named Farsi by native speakers) and often refer to themselves as ethnic Iranians as well. ... Tati can refer to: An alternative romanization of the Japanese word tachi. ...

Subdivisions of Azerbaijan Flag of Azerbaijan
Rayons: Absheron | Agdam | Agdash | Agjabadi | Agstafa | Agsu | Astara | Babek* | Balakan | Barda | Beylagan | Bilasuvar | Dashkasan | Davachi | Fizuli | Gadabay | Goranboy | Goychay | Hajigabul | Imishli | Ismailli | Jabrayil | Jalilabad | Julfa* | Kalbajar | Khachmaz | Khanlar | Khizi | Khojali | Khojavend | Kurdamir | Lachin | Lankaran | Lerik | Masally | Neftchala | Oguz | Ordubad* | Qabala | Qakh | Qazakh | Qobustan | Quba | Qubadli | Qusar | Saatly | Sabirabad | Sadarak* | Salyan | Samukh | Shakhbuz* | Shaki | Shamakhi | Shamkir | Sharur* | Shusha | Siazan | Tartar | Tovuz | Ujar | Yardymli | Yevlakh | Zangilan | Zaqatala | Zardab
Cities:Ali Bayramli | Baku | Ganja | Khankendi | Lankaran | Mingachevir | Naftalan | Nakhichevan* | Shaki | Sumqayit | Shusha | Yevlakh
Asterisks indicate parts of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic

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Siazan (Siyezen, Siyazan) - Azerbaijan. Azerb.com (191 words)
Siazan is the capital of a coastal rayon, located about 20 kilometres south of Davachi, on the main road and railway going from Baku to the border with Dagestan (Russian Federation).
The town grew in the post-war period thanks to the oil fields discovered in 1940 in the nearby village of Ghil-Ghil-chay (the river Ghil-Ghil runs north of Siazan).
Siazan has been shaken by earthquakes throughout its history, the most recent in November 25th, 2000, had a magnitude of 6.3 points on the Richter scale, causing some material damage and a handful of injured people.
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