By Laman Ismayilova
There's no better place to experience Azerbaijan's natural beauty rather than in Ganja, one of the country's stunning regions.
Locating some 375 km away from Baku, Ganja is significant to the politico-economic and cultural life of the country since the earliest of times. The city was also the capital of Azerbaijan, when the country first declared its independence in 1918, thus playing a leading role in the history of the country.
With about 313,300 residents, city has many amenities that offer a wide range of cultural activities, drawing both from a rich local dramatic portfolio and an international repertoire.
The region is famous for its nature, namely Goygol Lake and reserve. A large mountain lake surrounded by the mountains of the Lesser Caucasus was formed at a result of a devastating earthquake that destroyed the mountain Kapaz in the 12th century.
Ganja River which originates in the Caucasus Mountains is especially beautiful in spring. As the snow melts, wonderful scenery with the lots of grass opens to us.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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