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Goygol Lake

Azerbaijanis and anyone visiting the Land of Fire can now enjoy the magnificent view of one of the most beautiful places in the country – Goygol Lake.

Goygol district located in the western part of Azerbaijan is one of the most picturesque regions of the country. The State Goygol reserve is located on the banks of the famous Goygol lake. The climate in this area is mostly cold and winters as a rule are always dry. An average annual temperature ranges between 4 – 10 degrees.

Goygol Lake
Goygol Lake
Goygol Lake

Due to an earthquake which hit the area on 25 September 1139, parts of the Kapaz Mount collapsed and blocked the path of the Kurekchay River. As a result of diversion of water flow, a lake with pure mountain water was created, hence the name given signifying the pureness of the water.

The nearby city of Khanlar was renamed after the Goygol Lake on 25 April 2008. The city founded as Helenendorf by first German settlers in Azerbaijan in 1819 and with considerable German minority until 1941 had been renamed to Khanlar in 1938. In 1925 the lake was incorporated into the newly founded “Goy Gol State Reserve” which was superseded as Goy Gol National Park in 2008.

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