Historically it has been used for heating, since it burns for a long time and is not easily extinguished.The Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) subspecies of the leopard, lives in the national park as well.The effect of Gothic fiction feeds on a pleasing sort of terror, an extension of Romantic literary pleasures that were relatively new at the time of Walpole's novel.It originated in England in the second half of the 18th century where, following Walpole, it was further developed by Clara Reeve, Ann Radcliffe, William Thomas Beckford and Matthew Lewis.Lankaran has a large urban transport system, mostly managed by the Ministry of Transportation.The Lankaran International Airport is well served with connections to domestic and international destinations.Also to the west are the ruins of Ballabur castle, near the village with the same name.
Local myth has it that it is the only wood that sinks in water, hence the name (ironwood).
) is a city in Azerbaijan, on the coast of the Caspian Sea, near the southern border with Iran. The city was built on a swamp along the northern bank of the river bearing the city's name.
The city forms a distinct first-order division of Azerbaijan.
The airport's international terminal was opened in September 2008 and the airport is set on its way for becoming one of the busiest hubs in Azerbaijan.
Some of the city's many prestigious residents include: Major-General of the Soviet armoured troops during World War II Hazi Aslanov, General of the Artillery in the Imperial Russian Army Samad bey Mehmandarov, folk singer and theatre actress Jahan Talyshinskaya, social activist Maryam Bayramalibeyova, pop singer Ilhama Gasimova, weightlifter Turan Mirzayev, singer Hagigat Rzayeva and footballer Dmitriy Kramarenko.