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Hotels of Lankaran
A hotel in Lankaran is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Lankaran hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Lankaran are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Lankaran hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Lankaran hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Lankaran have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:
Upscale luxury hotels in Lankaran
An upscale full service hotel facility in Lankaran that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Lankaran hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.
Full service hotels in Lankaran
Full service Lankaran hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.
Historic inns and boutique hotels in Lankaran
Boutique hotels of Lankaran are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Lankaran boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Lankaran may be classified as luxury hotels.
Focused or select service hotels in Lankaran
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Lankaran travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Lankaran focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.
Economy and limited service hotels in Lankaran
Small to medium-sized Lankaran hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Lankaran traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Lankaran hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.
Guest houses and B&Bs in Lankaran
A bed and breakfast in Lankaran is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Lankaran bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Lankaran B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.
Hostels in Lankaran
Lankaran hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Lankaran hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.
Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Lankaran
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Lankaran hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Lankaran lack an on-site restaurant.
Timeshare and destination clubs in Lankaran
Lankaran timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Lankaran often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Lankaran on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.
Motels in Lankaran
A Lankaran motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Lankaran for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Lankaran motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.
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Lankaran (Azerbaijani: Lənkəran, Ләнкәран, لنکران) is a city in Azerbaijan, on the coast of the Caspian Sea, near the southern border with Iran. It has a population of 51,300 (2014). It is next to but independent of Lankaran rayon. The city forms a distinct first-order division of Azerbaijan.
The old form of the name was "Langarkanan" that in Persian means "the place of pulling up the anchor(s)" : "Langar" (Persian: لنگر, anchor) + "kan" (Persian: کن, to pull) + "an"(Persian: آن, suffix of places). However, some sources state that Lankaran is said to come from the Talish words for 'Cane house', which sounds as 'Lan Karan'. Alternatively, from Median *Lan(a)karan-, where *karan- means 'border, region, land' and Lan is probably a name of a Caspian tribe.
The city was built on a swamp along the northern bank of the river bearing the city's name. There are remains of human settlements in the area dating back to the Neolithic period as well as ruins of fortified villages from the Bronze and Iron Ages.
With the death of Nader Shah (r. 1736-1747), the Talysh Khanate was founded by a certain Seyyed Abbas, whose ancestors were members of the Iranian Safavid dynasty, and had moved into the Talish region during the 1720s during a turbulent period in Iranian history. From the founding of the khanate, until 1828, it was under the suzerainty of the Iranian Zand and Qajar dynasties. In the first half of the 18th century, the Russians gained control over it for a few years through the Russo-Persian War of 1722-1723; in 1732 it was ceded back to Iran by the Treaty of Resht. During the Russo-Persian War of 1804-1813, General Kotlyarevsky heading the southernmost Russian contingent during the war, stormed and captured Lankaran's fortress. Following the Treaty of Gulistan of 1813, it was returned to Qajar Iran. However, the Treaty of Turkmenchay (1828) that followed through the next and final bout of hostilities between the two, the Russo-Persian War of 1826-1828, Qajar Iran was forced to irrevocably cede the city to Russia.
Once absorbed into the Russian empire, it became a part of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic after the Russian revolution in 1917, and the short time as part of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. In 1991, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it became a part of independent Azerbaijan.
There are sandy beaches near Lankaran. Thermal sulphide, chloride, sodium-calcium waters of Andjin (Upper and Lower) mineral springs are situated 12 km west of the town. Also to the west are the ruins of Ballabur castle, near the village with the same name.
The region has a vast area of national parks, where a variety of fauna and flora are preserved. Gizil-Agach State Reserve hosts over 250 kinds of plants, 30 species of fish and more than 220 kinds of birds. Lankaran is also known for Parrotia persica, or ironwood. It is naturally grown in the region and could be seen in Hirkan National Park. Local myth has it that it is the only wood that sinks in water, hence the name (ironwood). Historically it has been used for heating, since it burns for a long time and is not easily extinguished. The Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) subspecies of the leopard, lives in the national park as well. In 1937, members of the Opilio lepidus species of harvestman were sited in the area.
Lankaran has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa), which borderlines the Mediterranean climate. Lankaran has cool, wet winters and very warm, dry/highly humid summers. The maximum annual precipitation of 1,600 to 1,800 mm, and is the highest precipitation in Azerbaijan.
Climate data for Lenkaran
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Source #1: World Meteorological Organization (UN)
Source #2: Hong Kong Observatory(sun only)
Dominating spheres in Lankaran economy are vegetable-growing, tea-growing, paddy cultivating, cattle-breeding, citrus plants, beekeeping, fishing, and grain farming. Favourable humid subtropical climate, availability of good arable land, water and sufficient labour resources of city provides a good basis for agricultural activities as well as development of agro-processing enterprises. The city is also home of Azerbaijan's first tea plant, built in 1937.
Lankaran is home to Azerbaijan's largest Talysh community.
Census of 2009.
Talysh 99.54% (205.342)
Russians 0.19% (281)
Ukrainians 0.02% (22)
Turkish 0.01% (17)
Kurds 0.01% (14)
Tatars 0.01% (13)
Lezgins 0.01% (10)
Others 0.02% (27)
The religion with the largest community of followers is Islam. The majority of the Muslims are Shia Muslims, and the Republic of Azerbaijan has the second highest Shia population percentage in the world after Iran. The city's notable mosques include Kichik Bazar Mosque and Boyuk Bazar Mosque.
As of 2012, the city along with Baku and Ganja participated in Earth Hour movement.
Lankaran's cuisine has largely been affected by its multicultural history, hence the large variety of food originating during Talysh Khanate. Lankaran's signature cuisine includes lavangi, Lankaran kulcha, marji plov, white plov, pumpkin plov and turshu kebab.
Lankaran: Music and media
The Bajilar folk and dance collective.
Lankaran is home to several national folk performers, including the Bacılar (The Sisters) national Talysh folk and dance collective.
The regional channel Janub TV and newspaper Lankaran are headquartered in the city.
Khazar Lankaran fans in Lankaran City Stadium.
The city has one professional football team competing in the top-flight of Azerbaijani football - Khazar Lankaran, currently playing in the Azerbaijan Premier League. Sporting venues in the city include the Lankaran City Stadium and Lankaran Olympic Sports Complex. The stadium was one of the venues for the group stages of the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
In 2012, the city won to host European Masters Weightlifting Championship.
Lankaran: Public system
Lankaran has a large urban transport system, mostly managed by the Ministry of Transportation.
The Lankaran International Airport is well served with connections to domestic and international destinations. The airport's international terminal was opened in September 2008 and the airport is set on its way for becoming one of the busiest hubs in Azerbaijan.
The city has rail service from historic terminals in downtown to Baku in the east and Astara in the south.
The following universities are located in Lankaran:
Lankaran State University - Founded in 1991, Lankaran State University is Lankaran's first university to start courses.
Lankaran: Notable residents
For more details on this topic, see Category:People from Lankaran.
Some of the city's many prestigious residents include: Major-General of the Soviet armoured troops during World War II Hazi Aslanov, General of the Artillery in the Imperial Russian Army Samad bey Mehmandarov, folk singer and theatre actress Jahan Talyshinskaya, social activist Maryam Bayramalibeyova, pop singer Ilhama Gasimova, weightlifter Turan Mirzayev, singer Hagigat Rzayeva and footballer Dmitriy Kramarenko.
Samad bey Mehmandarov, served as the Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
Maryam Bayramalibeyova, was social activist.
Lankaran: International relations
Lankaran: Twin towns - Sister cities
Lankaran is twinned with various cities.
Monterey, United States, (since 2011)
The central street of Lankaran
Lankaran: See also
Population statistics of Eastern Europe
lənkəran on ozaramizdi.org (in Azerbaijani)
Lənkəran haqqında tarixi coqrafi məlumat (in Azerbaijani)
А. Периханян (1982), Этимологические заметки // Историко-филологический журнал. Ереван. № 1, pp. 55-62
History of Lankaran
Timothy C. Dowling Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond pp 728-730 ABC-CLIO, 2 dec. 2014 ISBN 978-1598849486
Nataly Y. Snegovaya (2007). "Two New Harvestman Species from Lenkoran, Azerbaijan (Arachnida: Opiliones: Phalangiidae)" (PDF). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society. 14 (2): 88–92.
"World Weather Information Service – Lenkaran". United Nations. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
"Climatological Information for Lankaran, Azerbaijan". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved November 17, 2012.
Business opportunities of the region
Tea culture in Azerbaijan
Juan Eduardo Campo,Encyclopedia of Islam, p.625
"Culture in Lankaran" (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 13 November 2014.
"Azerbaijan to join Earth Hour". www.news.az. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
"IDEA campaign to hold Earth Hour action". en.trend.az. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
Azerbaijani Cuisine: Şirniyyat (in Azerbaijani)
Cuisine of Lankaran
Azərbaycanın subtropik zonası (in Azerbaijani)
"Bacılar" talış folklor mahnı və rəqs kollektivi (in Azerbaijani)
"Radio-TV yayımı" (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 13 November 2014.
"Lankaran Olympic Sport Complex". www.noc-aze.org. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
"France end Asian domination". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
"Weightlifting Masters". Official Website of European Masters Weightlifting 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
Lənkəranda çay plantasiyalarının sahəsi genişləndirilir (in Azerbaijani)
History of Lankaran:Economy
Turizm müəssisələri (in Azerbaijani)
(in Azerbaijani) The Voice of Happiness and Optimism: Jahan Talyshinskaya by Afruz Mammadova. Musigi-dunya.az
Асланов Ази Ахад оглы (in Russian). Heroes of the country.
Города США и Азербайджана стали побратимами (in Russian). Retrieved 13 November 2014.
Lankaran: External links
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lankaran.
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Lankaran.
Official city webpage - (English version)
Lankaran State University
Soviet topographic map 1:100,000 (published in 1991)
Satellite photo via Google Maps
Lankaran (as Lənkəran) at GEOnet Names Server
Administrative divisions of Azerbaijan
Names in italics indicate parts of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic
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