Location


Shemakha

(English)

Shemakha is an ancient city of Azerbaijan, the capital of the Kingdom of Shirvan, residence of Shirvanshahs and one of the most beautiful cities of the East. The homeland of Khagani, Nasimi and M. A. Sabir, it was, from the middle of XVIII century, the centre of Shemakhan Khanate.
The unique nature, mild climate and natural mineral springs give this district a special beauty. One of the favourite peaks for mountain climbers, Badabag, is located here.
The most favorite place of pilgrimage for tourists is the settlement of Pirkuli which is located 22 km from the centre of the district at an altitude of 1400 m. Possibilities exist here for skiing in winter and summer riding.

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