Ganja is the second
largest city in the country, a monument of the ancient culture, the industrial
center of western Azerbaijan. City with a history that goes back to 494 BC (in
2013 Gandja celebrates 2507 anniversary) is of great interest for tourists.
This area has a rich natural, cultural and historical heritage.
There are a lot of forests, vineyards, lakes,
rivers and mountains. The area is famous for many mineral springs and unique
medicinal oil – naphthalan. This natural substance is used as the most
effective drug for the treatment of dermatological, rheumatic and neurological
diseases. The Gandja sanatorium “Naftalan” is located in the heart of the
ancient capital of Azerbaijan. The
general territory of the city is 110 km2, and the population of the city is
approximately 321.700 people. There are 2 big regions and 7 settlements in
Ganja. The city is
predominantly moderately Muslim, but there are also citizens that are
Christians or Jews. Ganja
has a semi-arid climate.
Ganja's economy Ganja
is developing day by day. One could say that there are significant
potentials and many opportunities to launch a business in Ganja. During
the last 10 years a great number of companies have been established
there. Among these, there is the “Ganja Automobile factory”, the
"Ganja non-ferrous metal processing factory”, the “Ganja manufacturing”
factory, the ”Ganja Alumina plant”, the “Textile factory”, the “Aluminum
factory” and the “Ganja Wine factory”.