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Shirvan (Ali Bayramly)
19 November 2008.
Shirvan was named Zubovka until 1938. It got a settlement status in 1938-1954 and has had a town status since 1954. Its total territory is 30 km² and the population is 73,7 thousands. Average density of population is 2457 persons per square km. The town includes Hajigahramanly and Bayramly settlements. Azerbaijanis make 98,5% of the town population and the balance is formed by Russians, Ukrainians, Turks, Tatars and representatives of other nations.
Shirvan is situated on the left bank of the Kur River, in Shirvan Plain, and has a favorable geographical location from a communication viewpoint.
Shirvan’s development period has been connected with the development of oil industry in the region since 1941. The oil fields in Shirvan are operated by “Shirvan Neft” Field Department. Enterprises servicing oil industry have been also established in the region in recent years.
In general, Shirvan is one of the industrial centers of Aran economic region. The region occupies the second place for electricity generation in the republic. Besides, oil, light and food industries exist in the region. 39 enterprises including Shirvan DRES, “Shirvan” Oil and Gas extracting office, butter, concrete wares, earthenware pipe and artificial leather plants, as well as oil and gas enterprises function in the town.
Agriculture is relatively underdeveloped in the region. Despite that, such spheres as vegetable, vine, fruit growing and cattle breeding are being developed. Progress has been observed in agriculture lately, though it doesn’t meet the regions’ demands.
A number of measures should be still taken for future development of Shirvan town.