Qabala (also known as Gabala or Qəbələ in Azerbaijani) is a small city of 13000 inhabitants, located along the road from Baku to Sheki, 220km from Baku and 87 from Sheki. Qabala has been as early as the 4th century BC ancient the capital of Caucasian Albania, a historical region of the eastern Caucasus. Nowadays Qabala is a tourist centre with many hotels, popular due to its location close to the mountains and the good climate.
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