Shamakhi

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Shamakhi

(shä'mäkhē`) or

Shemakha

(shĕm'əkhä`), city (1989 pop. 24,681), E Azerbaijan, at the foot of the Caucasus. Its chief product is wine. Known since ancient times, Shamakhi was an important silk center in the 16th cent., trading especially with Venice. It was the capital of the khanate of Shirvan until the 17th cent., and it passed to Russia in 1805. Its importance as a silk center declined after an earthquake in 1902. The city has ruins of the tomb of the Shirvan shahs and many other historic sites.
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Azerbaijan Grape and Wine Festival starts in the Meysari village of Shamakhy district with support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, APA's local bureau reports.
Festival takes place in the area of 'Shirvan Wines' LLC viticulture and winemaking complex in Shamakhy with the support of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and joint organization of the Ministry of Agriculture, Executive Power Authority of Shamakhy District, 'Regional Development' Public Union, State Tourism Agency and Azerbaijan State Carpet Museum.
The Extraordinary Investigation Commission which was comprised of the best lawyers of that time representing different nationalities Russians, Jewish, Polish, Georgians and even Armenians, based on the evidences launched criminal cases against 194 individuals accused of different crimes against the peaceful population 24 individuals in Baku and about 100 individuals in Shamakhy had been arrested for perpetrated crimes.
In 2015, Shamakhy was declared as "Capital of Literature", and Gakh as the "Capital of National Cuisine".
Based on research carried out in the area beginning in 1987, Sipos (his affiliation is not noted) has set down the melodies and words (in English and Hungarian translation) of over 300 songs collected from people in the areas around Baku, Shamakhy, Quba, Zagatala, and refugees from Karabakh.
Employees of the Police department of the district and Shamakhy Regional unit of Food Security Agency reviewed the scene and sent samples to the laboratory examination.
In Balakan, Zagatala, Qakh, Sheki, Oguz, Gabala, smailly, Agsu, Shamakhy, Siyazan, Shabran, Khizi, Guba, Khachmaz, Gusar regions, average monthly temperature is predicted to be +19-23C which is close to the climatic norm.
In Balakan, Zagatala, Qakh, Sheki, Oguz, Gabala, Adegsmailly, Agsu, Shamakhy, Siyazan, Shabran, Khizi, Guba, Khachmaz, Gusar regions, average monthly temperature is predicted to be +24-27EC which is close to the climatic norm.
"This is a unique carpet "Shamakhy", purchased from the Austrian auction company - it was previously stored in France in a personal collection.