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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Baku (Bakı or Baky), Azerbaijan

Panoramic view of Baku from Dağüstü Park
Panoramic view of Baku from Dağüstü Park, in far left the General Assembly (Milli Majlis), the impressive Flame Towers, the tallest skyscrapers in the city. Baku Bay to the right, a natural harbor with the Port of Baku and the local yacht club.
Image: Dan Lundberg

About Baku

Baku Coat of ArmsSatellite view is showing Baku, largest port, and the national capital of Azerbaijan, a former republic of the Soviet Union (1920-1991). Baku and its satellite cities Sumqayit and Khyrdalan are situated in central east of the country on a peninsula known as Absheron, that extends about 60 km (37 mi) eastward into the Caspian Sea, the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth.

Inside Shirvanshah's Palace, Baku
Soltan Shirvanshahs Palace, the 15th century complex contains the two-storey building of the palace, the Divanhane, a small stone pavilion, the burial-vaults, the shah's mosque with minaret, Seyid Yahya Bakuvi's mausoleum, Murad's gate, a portal in the east, a reservoir and the remnants of the bath house.
Image: Francisco Anzola
It is the largest city at the Caspian Sea and in the Caucasus region, with a population of about 2.2 million inhabitants (est. 2014). Official language is Azerbaijani.

Baku is Azerbaijan's center of education, home to various universities and it is the center of the country's oil industry. The city is also an important tourist destination in the Caucasus. In recent years it was host to a variety of international events.

The city was the one of the four Capitals of Islamic Culture official website in 2009. In 2012 Baku was host to the 57th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest, held at the newly built Baku Crystal Hall. In 2015 Baku was the venue for the first European Games, an international multi-sport event. The 2016 European Grand Prix, a Formula One motor race was held in June 2016 at the Baku City Circuit. In 2017 the city is host to the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, a multinational, multi-sport event held by the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF).

Baku points of interest:

The Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace (former palace of the 15th century Shirvanshah dynasty) and the Maiden Tower (Giz Galasi tower a UNESCO World Heritage Site official website);
In 2003, UNESCO placed the Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower on the List of World Heritage in Danger, citing damage from a November 2000 earthquake, poor conservation as well as "dubious" restoration efforts.

Baku Flower Festival, celebration of the birthday of Heydar Aliyev
Flower Festival (2012) for the celebration of the birthday of Heydar Aliyev, leader of Soviet-era Azerbaijan (1969-1982), former President of the country (1993 to October 2003), and father of Ilham Aliyev, the incumbent president.
Image: Frokor
Fountains Square (the village square); Bibi-Heybat Mosque (historical mosque rebuilt in 1990);
Baku Museum of Modern Art ( a modern art museum opened in 2009.
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum (Azerbaijani carpets); Heydar Aliyev Center (conference and exhibition hall with a fluid architecture); Nizami Museum of Azerbaijani Literature (all you want to know about Azerbaijani literature and culture). Other entertainment spots are the One and Thousand Nights Beach, Shikhov Beach and Oil Rocks.

The map shows a city map of Baku with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport (IATA code: GYD), about 20 km (12 mi) northeast of the city.

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Local Time Baku:
Thursday-May-23  03:22  
Azerbaijan Time (AZT) UTC/GMT +4
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City Coordinates: 40°23′43″N 49°52′56″E
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Bay of Baku, harbour, Absheron Peninsula
The Bay of Baku is a natural harbor on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula.
Image: Gulustan

More about Azerbaijan:

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Political Map of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Country Profile

Azerbaijan in Figures
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External Links:
Official website of the city.

Wikipedia: Baku
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