Common description

Shamakhy is the capital of the Shamakhi Rayon of Azerbaijan. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. It is famous for its traditional dancers, the Shamakhy Dancers, and also for perhaps giving its name to the Soumak rugs.
Eleven major earthquakes have rocked Shamakhi, but through multiple reconstructions it maintained its role as the economic and administrative capital of Shirvan and one of the key towns on the Silk Road. The only building to have survived eight of the eleven earthquakes is the landmark Juma Mosque of Shamakhy, built in the 10th century.


Shamakhy climate is moderately warm -- the region is neither extremely hot nor cold, that lets tourist visit it for all the year round. Its mean winter temperature hardly falls below 0°C, and in the hottest summer days, it can barely reach +30°C.