Sites & cities that bear the name of Nardaran


Today in : Azerbaijan
First trace of activity : 1301 C.E
Last trace of activity : today

Description : Nardaran is a settlement and municipality on the Abşeron Peninsula in Baku, Azerbaijan. It has a population of 8,300. Located 25 kilometers northeast of central Baku, it is politically part of the Baku city-subdivision and treated as a suburb. Unlike the rest of the country which is religiously liberal, Nardaran is a sole center of conservative Shi'a Islam in Azerbaijan. Nardaran's name come from Persian: nar (pomegranate)نار + daran (trees) داران, i.e. "place with pomegranate trees". The town is the site of a 14th-century castle, featuring a round tower approximately 12.5 meters high. During Soviet rule, the town was known as a center for growing flowers. Since Azerbaijan's independence, the economy has dwindled and the town is reputed for its caviar poachers.

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