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Capital of Azerbaijan

Baku is the capital and biggest city of Azerbaijan, and in addition the biggest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus locale. Baku is spotted 28 meters beneath ocean level, which makes it the most reduced lying national capital on the planet. Baku is additionally the biggest city on the planet placed underneath ocean level. It is spotted on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, which ventures into the Caspian Sea. The city comprises of two important parts: the downtown region and the old Inner City (21.5 ha). At the start of 2009, Baku's urban populace was assessed at a little more than two million individuals. Formally, about 25 percent of all occupants of the nation live in Baku's metropolitan range.

The city got significant after a seismic tremor annihilated Shamakhy in the twelfth century, when the decision Shirvanshah Akhsitan I picked Baku as the new capital. In 1501, Safavid Shah Ismail I laid attack to Baku. At this point, the city was encased inside the lines of solid dividers, which were washed by the ocean on one side and secured by a wide trench ashore. In 1540, Baku was again caught by the Safavid troops. In 1578, Ottomans caught Baku and held to work 1603, when it was again put under Persian control. In 1604, Safavid Shah Abbas I demolished the Baku stronghold.

Places to visit
Numerous sizable world hotel networks have vicinity in the city. Baku has numerous mainstream visitor and diversion spots.
The Palace of the Shirvan Shahs: The medieval royal residence of the Shirvan Shahs is the highlight of the Old City and an unquestionable requirement see for any visitor in Baku.

Maiden’s Tower (Giz Qalasi): This complex and capricious tower was assembled some place between the seventh and twelfth hundreds of years and may have served as a flame guide, protective fortress, cosmic observatory, or Zoroastrian temple.

Yanar Dagh: Yanar Dagh is a mountain that has been consistently ablaze for one thousand years. The characteristic gas vents guarantee that hot flares thunder out of the sides of this knoll actually, when it rains.

Nizami (Torgovaya) St and Fountain Sq: This is a passerby road along the focal point of Baku, has numerous shopping, feasting, and sitting places.

Magomayev Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall: Built in 1912 and enlivened by the Monte Carlo Casino. Houses of the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra are around others.

Teze Bey Hamami Open Baths (Hamamlar): This open shower is in the old town and is a male just hamam. They have diverse sorts of showers (Finnish, Turkish, and so on), so it may be a spot pricier than the other open showers in Baku.

The administration of Azerbaijan has set the improvement of Azerbaijan as an upper class visitor terminus a top necessity. It is a national procedure to make tourism a major, if not the single biggest, patron to the Azerbaijani economy. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan manage these exercises.


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