International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Destructive Natural Events and Their Impact on the Distribution of Population in the Aran Economic Region of Azerbaijan
Sima Aliyeva

Since ancient times, humans settled on favorable areas, particularly on the coasts of oceans and seas, rivers and lakes. For implementing agricultural works, the use of sources of fresh water and fertile lands are needed. The Aran economic region of Azerbaijan Republic is situated below the sea level, and includes Kur and Araz Rivers as the major sources of pure water. Inundations, earthquakes, droughts and heavy winds are the typical naturaldestructive processes in the territory of Aran, and they have been repeated in recent years, damaging the local dwellers and their activities despite the implementation of measures against these destructive events. This article deals with the analysis of causes and consequences of these destructive natural events as well as the ways and measures on mitigation of these influences.

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