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Baku
Bakı
Ceety

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Baku is located in Azerbaijan
Baku
Baku
Location in Azerbaijan
Coordinates: 40°23′43″N 49°52′56″E / 40.39528°N 49.88222°E / 40.39528; 49.88222Coordinates: 40°23′43″N 49°52′56″E / 40.39528°N 49.88222°E / 40.39528; 49.88222
Kintra  Azerbaijan
Government
 • Mayor Hajibala Abutalybov
Area[1]
 • Total 2,130 km2 (820 sq mi)
Elevation -28 m (−92 ft)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,064,900
 • Density 969.44/km2 (2,510.8/sq mi)
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZST (UTC+5)
Postal code AZ1000
Area code(s) 12
Website BakuCity.az

Baku (Azerbaijani: Bakı), sometimes kent as Baqy, Baky, Baki or Bakou, is the caipital, the lairgest ceety, an the lairgest port o Azerbaijan an entire Caucasus. Locatit on the soothren shore o the Absheron Peninsula, the ceety consists o twa principal pairts: the dountoun an the auld Inner Ceety (21.5 ha). Datin tae antiquity, its urban population at the beginnin o 2009 wis estimatit at juist ower twa million fowk.

Baku is dividit intae eleiven admeenistrative destricts (raions) an 48 tounships. Amang these are the tounships on islands in the Baku Bay an the toun o Oil Rocks built on stilts in the Caspian Sea, 60 km (37 mi) away frae Baku. The Walled Ceety o Baku alang wi the Shirvanshah's Palace an Maiden Touer wur inscribed as a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid in 2000. Accordin tae the Lonely Planet's rankin Baku is an aa amangst the warld's top ten destinations for urban nichtlife.[3]

The ceety an aa serves as the main financial hub o Azerbaijan. Mony sizeable Azerbaijani facilities hae their heidquarters there, includin SOCAR, ane o the warld's top 100 companies.[4]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns an sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Baku is twinned wi:[5][in chronological order]

Kintra Ceety State / Province / Region / Govrenorate Date
Senegal Senegal Dakar CoA.png Dakar Logo council region dakar.png Dakar Region 1967[6][7]
Italy Italy CoA Città di Napoli.svg Naples Flag of Campania.png Campania 1972[8]
Iraq Iraq Basra Basra Govrenorate 1972[6]
Bosnie an Herzegovinae Bosnie an Herzegovinae Coat of arms of Sarajevo.svg Sarajevo Flag of Sarajevo Canton.png Sarajevo Canton 1975[6][7]
Unitit States Unitit States Houston Flag of Texas.svg Texas 1976[9]
Fraunce Fraunce Blason ville fr Bordeaux (Gironde).svg Bordeaux Flag of Aquitaine.svg Aquitaine 1979[6]
Iran Iran Tabriz East Azerbaijan Province 1980[7]
Turkey Turkey Izmir İzmir Province 1985[10]
Vietnam Vietnam Vũng Tàu Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province 1985[6]
Unitit States Unitit States Honolulu Flag of Hawaii.svg Hawaii 1998[11]

Pairtnership relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pairtnership relations an aa exist at different levels wi:[12] Berlin, Paris, Aiberdeen, Vienna, Stavanger, Tbilisi, Astana, Minsk, Moscow, Volgograd, Kizlyar, Tashkent an Chengdu.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Administrative, density and territorial units and land size by economic regions of Azerbaijan Republic for January 1. 2007". Archived from the original on 2007-11-24. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
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  3. "Travel Picks: Top 10 cities to party the night away". Reuters. 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  4. State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic: Transition from National to Transnational Company or Demand of Time?
  5. "The main directions of foreign relations of the executive authorities of Baku". Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Musa Gasymly (2005). "АЗЕРБАЙДЖАН В МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫХ КУЛЬТУРНЫХ СВЯЗЯХ(1946–1990 гг.)" [Azerbaijan's cultural affairs (1946–1990)]. Tbilisi: Artanuchi. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "ВСЕ ОСТАЕТСЯ ЛЮДЯМ" [Everything remains for people] 29 (19725). Vyshka. 25 July 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  8. Flexibe Solutions (26 October 2007). "Embassy of Azerbaijan Republic in Italy". Azembassy.it. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  9. Maud Beck (Winter 2006). "Sister Cities: Baku and Houston. Celebrating 30 Years as Sister Cities". Azerbaijan International: 68–71. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  10. "Izmir Metropolitan Municipality". Izmir.bel.tr. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  11. [1][deid airtin]
  12. (Roushie)"Executive Power of the Baku City". Azerbaijan.az. Retrieved 2008-04-08.