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Baku, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan » Baku
Place » City

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Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku’s 2020 population was 2,293,700. Baku is located 28 metres (92 ft) below sea level, which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level.

Azerbaijan
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Place » City

Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan is a transcontinental country located at the boundary of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Azerbaijan’s 2019 population was 10,127,874. It is a part of the South Caucasus region, and is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia and Turkey to the west, and Iran to the south. Baku is the capital and largest city.

Maiden Tower
Azerbaijan » Baku
Place » Historical Place

Baku, Azerbaijan

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The Maiden Tower is a 12th-century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan. The Maiden Tower houses a museum, which presents the story of the historic evolution of Baku city. It also has a gift shop.

Palace of the Shirvanshahs
Azerbaijan » Baku
Place » Historical Place

Baku, Azerbaijan

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Palace of the Shirvanshahs is a 15th-century palace built by the Shirvanshahs. The complex contains the main building of the palace, Divanhane, the burial-vaults, the shah's mosque with a minaret, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi's mausoleum (the so-called "mausoleum of the dervish"), south of the palace, a portal in the east, Murad's gate, a reservoir and the remnants of a bath house.

Ateshgah of Baku
Azerbaijan » Baku
Place » Temple

Baku, Azerbaijan

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Ateshgah of Baku is a castle-like religious temple in Surakhani town (in Suraxanı raion), a suburb in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Baku Ateshgah is often called the "Fire Temple of Baku". Based on Persian inscriptions, the temple was used as a Hindu, Sikh, and Zoroastrian place of worship. "Atash" (آتش) is the Persian word for fire.

Flame Towers
Azerbaijan » Baku
Place » Tourism

Baku, Azerbaijan

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Flame Towers is a trio of skyscrapers in Baku, Azerbaijan, the height of the tallest tower is 182 m (597 ft). Towers representing flames symbolize fire as a sign of Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism by Azerbaijanies and Azerbaijan as a birthplace for the prophet Zoroaster.

Old City
Azerbaijan » Baku
Place » Tourism

Baku 1000, Azerbaijan

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Old City is the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls. In 2007, the Old City had a population of about 3000 people.