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Yevlakh (also Avlakh, Jewlach, Evlakh) (Azeri: Yevlax, ) is a small city in Azerbaijanmarker, 265 km west of capital Bakumarker. It is surrounded by, but administratively separate from, the rayon of the same name. The city forms a distinct administrative division of Azerbaijan.

The name is from an Old Turkish word meaning 'swampy place.'

In 1914 it had "a bad reputation for fever in summer."

It was the birthplace of Pavel Florensky.


Yevlakh is one of the important agricultural rayons of the country. The grain and cotton growing, as well as cattle breeding sectors have played an important role in city economy. The farmers grow potato, vegetable, water-melon and fruits, as well.

Yevlakh City is also rich with natural resources like clay mixture sand deposits, as well as clay, sand and gravel deposits needed for brick making.

Baku-Gazakh highway, Yevlakh-Balakan, Baku-Tbilisi railway, Baku-Supsa gas and Baku-Tbilisi-Jeyhan oil pipeline extend through the territory of the rayon. Yevlakh city also has a domestic airport.



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