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Agh Shani
Agh Shani (Azerbaijani: Ağ şanı) (also known as Agh Shany or White Shani) is a light yellow-skinned white table grape that have also been exported and are grown in various regions of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
and in Derbend, Astrakhan
Astrakhan
and Volgograd, Russia.Contents1 Origins and specifics 2 Use of Agh Shani 3 See also 4 ReferencesOrigins and specifics[edit] Ag Shani is among the 50 varieties of grapes that are indigenous to Absheron Peninsula. By degree of sugar content, Shani is superior to all other Absheron varieties, primarily due to soil and climatic conditions on the peninsula.[1][2] The variety of Agh Shani is also grown with Qara Shani (Black Shani) in Mardakan
Mardakan
and Bilgah. The shape of the grape is conical, its bushes are winged. Seeds of Agh Shani are large and round
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Madrasah
Madrasa
Madrasa
(Arabic: مدرسة‎, madrasah, pl. مدارس, madāris) is the Arabic
Arabic
word for any type of educational institution, whether secular or religious (of any religion), and whether a school, college, or university. The word is variously transliterated madrasah, medresa, madrassa, madraza, medrese, etc. In the West, the word usually refers to a specific type of religious school or college for the study of the Islamic religion, though this may not be the only subject studied
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Shamakhi Rayon
Coordinates: 40°38′N 48°40′E / 40.633°N 48.667°E / 40.633; 48.667Map of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
showing Samakhi rayon Shamakhi
Shamakhi
or Shamakhy (Azerbaijani: Şamaxı) is a rayon of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Its administrative center is Shamakhi
Shamakhi
city. The town lies 106 kilometres (66 mi) west of Baku. It has more than 20,000 inhabitants, among them Azerbaijanis
Azerbaijanis
(more than 95%) and Russians. Once Shamakhi
Shamakhi
was famous for its traditional dancers, the Shamakhi
Shamakhi
dancers
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Sommelier
A sommelier (/ˈsɒməljeɪ/ or /sʌməlˈjeɪ/; French pronunciation: ​[sɔməlje]), or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants, who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairing. The role in fine dining today is much more specialized and informed than that of a wine waiter
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Annual Growth Cycle Of Grapevines
The annual growth cycle of grapevines is the process that takes place in the vineyard each year, beginning with bud break in the spring and culminating in leaf fall in autumn followed by winter dormancy. From a winemaking perspective, each step in the process plays a vital role in the development of grapes with ideal characteristics for making wine. Viticulturalists and vineyard managers monitor the effect of climate, vine disease and pests in facilitating or impeding the vines progression from bud break, flowering, fruit set, veraison, harvesting, leaf fall and dormancy-reacting if need be with the use of viticultural practices like canopy management, irrigation, vine training and the use of agrochemicals. The stages of the annual growth cycle usually become observable within the first year of a vine's life
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International Standard Serial Number
An International Standard Serial Number
International Standard Serial Number
(ISSN) is an eight-digit serial number used to uniquely identify a serial publication.[1] The ISSN is especially helpful in distinguishing between serials with the same title. ISSN are used in ordering, cataloging, interlibrary loans, and other practices in connection with serial literature.[2] The ISSN system was first drafted as an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) international standard in 1971 and published as ISO 3297 in 1975.[3] ISO subcommittee TC 46/SC 9 is responsible for maintaining the standard. When a serial with the same content is published in more than one media type, a different ISSN is assigned to each media type. For example, many serials are published both in print and electronic media
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Azerbaijani Wine
Azerbaijani wine
Azerbaijani wine
is produced in several regions throughout Azerbaijan. Prior to 20th century communist rule, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
had a thriving wine industry that dated back to the second millennium BC.[1] Azerbaijan's long history of wine production was rediscovered at archaeological digs of settlements in Kültəpə, Qarabağlar[2] and Galajig where archaeologists discovered stone fermentation and storage vessels that included residue and grape seeds dating back to the second millennium BC. The Ancient Greeks were well aware of wine production in the area by at least the 7th century BC according to Herodotus. Later Strabo would comment in the 1st century BC about an Azerbaijani wine
Azerbaijani wine
known as Albania
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Grape
A grape is a fruit, botanically a berry, of the deciduous woody vines of the flowering plant genus Vitis. Grapes can be eaten fresh as table grapes or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil
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Ismailli Rayon
Ismailli (Azerbaijani: İsmayıllı rayonu; Lezgian: КIелет район) is a rayon of Azerbaijan.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics3.1 Language4 Media 5 Major agricultural plants5.1 Fruits6 Prominent people 7 Notes 8 ReferencesHistory[edit] Ismailli district was created with the center in the Ismailli village on November 21, 1931. Before the establishment of the district one of its part was in Goychay province, another one in Shamakhy province and the smallest part within Sheki province. The territory, like all the northern lands of Azerbaijan, was part of the Albanian state[citation needed] in the 4th century B.C. Mehran Gyrdyman from the dynasty of Sasanies even created his own kingdom at the territory. Albanian rulers[citation needed]Varaz Grigor and his son Djavanshir (616-681) were also from the dynasty of mehranids. The Gyrdyman state was ruled by the most prominent ruler of Albania Djavanshir in 638-670
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Kurdamir Rayon
Kurdamir (Azerbaijani Kürdəmir) is an administrative district (a 'rayon') in Azerbaijan. The capital of the district is Kurdamir.Contents1 Geography 2 Etymology 3 General information 4 ReferencesGeography[edit] Total area of the rayon is 1631.5 km2. It borders upon Agsu Rayon, Goychay Rayon, Ujar Rayon, Imishli Rayon, Sabirabad Rayon, Hajigabul Rayon and Zardab Rayon. Kurdamir Rayon is located in the north-west from Baku, in Shirvan – historical oblast of Azerbaijan. It has a steppe climate. Its fauna is diverse – wild boars, wolves, foxes, jackals, pheasants, francolins, wild ducks and geese can be found here. The rayon is famed for its vineyards and “Shirvashahli” is its most popular sort of vine. Kurdamir Rayon also fames for its carpet weaving traditions. “Shilyan” is the most popular type of local carpets in the world market
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Jalilabad Rayon
Jalilabad (Cəlilabad) is a rayon of Azerbaijan. The capital is the city of Cəlilabad
Cəlilabad
(also spelled Jalilabad).Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Gallery 4 ReferencesGeography[edit] The rayon borders upon Bilasuvar Rayon
Bilasuvar Rayon
in the north, Neftchala Rayon in the east, Masally Rayon
Masally Rayon
in the south, Yardymli Rayon
Yardymli Rayon
in the south-west and Iran
Iran
in the south. Its territory consists of plains and low mountains. The altitude of some mountains in the east is below sea level. Climate is mild with dry summer. Average temperature is equal to 1-3°C in winter and 25-30°C in summer. Amount of annual precipitation is 400-600 mm. The Bolgarchay, Misharchay, Injachay, Goytapachay and other rivers flow through the rayon. Soils here are alluvial-meadow, chestnut, mountainous brown, forest soils and others
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Shamkir Rayon
Coordinates: 40°49′57″N 46°1′35″E / 40.83250°N 46.02639°E / 40.83250; 46.02639Shamkir ŞəmkirRayonMap of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
showing Shamkir RayonCountry  AzerbaijanShamkhor 1930Capital ŞəmkirGovernment • executive head Alimpaşa MəmmədovArea[1] • Total 1,660 km2 (640 sq mi)Population (2010)[2] • Total 192,900Time zone AZT (UTC+4)Area code(s) 241Website www.shamkir-ih.gov.azShamkir (Azerbaijani: Şəmkir) is a rayon in Azerbaijan. It is located in the northwestern part of the Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Republic. The rayon was previously called "Shamkhor" during the Soviet rule and was renamed to Shamkir only in 1991 after restoration of independence of Azerbaijan. The district was established in 1930
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Tovuz Rayon
Tovuz is a rayon of Azerbaijan. It is situated between Shemkir and Agstafa, 360 km from Baku and 107 km from Tbilisi city. A major train line runs through the center, stopping at Tovuz Stansiya. Tovuz also borders Armenia near the village of Alibeyli. The town of Tovuz is a municipal center of this rayon.Contents1 Geography 2 Population 3 Hotels 4 Economy 5 Notable residents 6 References 7 External linksGeography[edit] Tovuz covers 412 km². The rayon is mountainous in the south, where it is crossed by the Lesser Caucasus mountains.[2] The region includes rich deposits of ores and precious metals, notably gold.[3] Population[edit] The recorded population in 2009 stood at 157,400 people,[4] split among 113 settlements. Hotels[edit]IZEL Hotel Ayan PalacesEconomy[edit] The region is dominated by agriculture
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Samukh Rayon
Samukh (Azerbaijani: Samux, Самух, ساموخ) is a rayon of Azerbaijan. The administrative centre, also Samux, was formerly called Nəbiağalı and before that Safaraliyev. History[edit] The term Samukh comes from a Caucasian Albanian word for 'Forest Hunting Place'.[3] A related term, Samonis, is used to mark this area on Ptolemy's 2nd-century BC map of the Caucasus.[4] There are Bronze Age burial mounds around Samux Town. As an administrative unit, an entity known as Samukh Rayon was formed in 1930, centred on Garachayly settlement. However, in 1954, the construction of Mingechevir Hydro Power Plant rendered the region impractical as an administrative unit and Samukh Rayon was abolished, its territory thereafter falling within an expanded Safaraliyev Rayon. Safaraliyev Rayon had itself been detached from the Ganjabasar on January 24, 1940 by Decree №11 of the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR
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Agsu Rayon
Agsu (Ağsu) is a raion in central Azerbaijan.Contents1 General information 2 Geographical location 3 Agriculture3.1 Poultry 3.2 Cattle-breeding 3.3 Plant-growingGeneral information[edit] According to some sources that Agsu city was founded by Nadir Shah, in 1735. The remainders of that city (“Ruined city”) is situated in the south of Agsu city. The name of the city is derived from “Agsuchay” which flow through the city. City status was given to Agsu, in 1967. Agsu district was arranged, in 1943. it is bounded by Ismayilli from the north and north-west, Shamakhi from the north-west and east, Kurdamir and Hadzhigabul from the south. Its territory is 1020 km2, population in 69.4 persons. There are a city (Agsu city), 78 villages. These dwelling areas are embraced by 24 territorial representations and 60 municipalities
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Qabala Rayon
Qabala
Qabala
(Azerbaijani: Qəbələ
Qəbələ
rayonu, Lezgian: Кьвепеле райун) is a rayon of Azerbaijan. Its administrative center is the historic town of Qəbələ, which in ancient times was known as the capital of Caucasian Albania. Gabala Radar Station
Gabala Radar Station
is in the rayon and was rented by Russia from Azerbaijan.Contents1 History 2 Climate 3 Ethnic composition 4 Culture 5 Sport & Leisure 6 ReferencesHistory[edit] Qabala
Qabala
bears the name of the ancient Gabala, a city which was the capital of the ancient state of Caucasian Albania. The ruins of the old city are located 20 kilometers to southwest of the present center of the district
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