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Details o the façade o Dede Qorqut on the Ismailiyya bigginMaiden Touer o BakuPhilharmony Foontain in front o the Magomayev Philharmonic HallA veshel on the Bay o BakuBaku BoulevardBaku montage. Clickin on an eemage in the pictur causes the brouser tae laid the appropriate airticle.
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Clockwise: Details o the façade o the Ismailiyya biggin, Philharmony Foontain in front o the Magomayev Philharmonic Hall, a veshel on the Bay o Baku wi the skyline o the ceety, an the Maiden Touer – clickable eemage
Official seal of Baku
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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
 • MayorHajibala Abutalybov
 • Ceety2130 km2 (820 sq mi)
-28 m (−92 ft)
 • Ceety2,293,700[1]
 • Density1,057/km2 (2,740/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Demonym(s)Bakuvian[4] Azerbaijani: Bakılı
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZST)
Postal code
Area code(s)12

Baku (Azerbaijani: Bakı) whiles 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 thir are the tounships on islands in the Baku Bay an the toun o Oil Rocks biggit 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 tap ten destinations for urban nichtlife.[5]

The ceety an aa serves as the main financial hub o Azerbaijan. Mony sizeable Azerbaijani facilities hae thair heidquarters thare, includin SOCAR, ane o the warld's tap 100 companies.[6]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns an sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Baku is twinned wi:[7][in chronological order]

Kintra Ceety State / Province / Region / Govrenorate Date
Senegal Senegal Dakar CoA.png Dakar Logo council region dakar.png Dakar Region 1967[8][9]
Italy Italy CoA Città di Napoli.svg Naples Flag of Campania.svg Campanie 1972[10]
Iraq Iraq Basra Basra Govrenorate 1972[8]
Bosnie an Herzegovinae Bosnie an Herzegovinae Coat of arms of Sarajevo.svg Sarajevo Flag of Sarajevo Canton.png Sarajevo Canton 1975[8][9]
United States Unitit States Houston Flag of Texas.svg Texas 1976[11]
Fraunce Fraunce Blason ville fr Bordeaux (Gironde).svg Bordeaux Flag of Aquitaine.svg Aquitaine 1979[8]
Iran Iran Tabriz East Azerbaijan Province 1980[9]
Turkey Turkey Izmir İzmir Province 1985[12]
Vietnam Vietnam Vũng Tàu Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province 1985[8]
United States Unitit States Honolulu Flag of Hawaii.svg Hawaii 1998[13]

Pairtnership relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pairtnership relations an aa exist at different levels wi:[14] Berlin, Paris, Aiberdeen, Vienna, Stavanger, Tbilisi, Astana, Minsk, Moscow, Volgograd, Kizlyar, Tashkent an Chengdu.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  2. "Administrative, density and territorial units and land size by economic regions of Azerbaijan Republic for January 1. 2007". Archived frae the original on 24 November 2007. Retrieved 17 Julie 2009.
  3. Demographia: World Urban Areas Archived 5 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine – Demographia, 2016
  4. Thomas de Waal (2010). The Caucasus: An Introduction. Oxford University Press. p. 16. ISBN 0-19-975043-2.
  5. "Travel Picks: Top 10 cities to party the night away". Reuters. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009.
  6. State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic: Transition from National to Transnational Company or Demand of Time? Archived 2012-01-11 at the Wayback Machine
  7. "The main directions of foreign relations of the executive authorities of Baku". Archived frae the original on 14 Julie 2007. Retrieved 15 Julie 2007.
  8. a b c d e Musa Gasymly (2005). "АЗЕРБАЙДЖАН В МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫХ КУЛЬТУРНЫХ СВЯЗЯХ(1946–1990 гг.)" [Azerbaijan's cultural affairs (1946–1990)]. Tbilisi: Artanuchi. Retrieved 4 Februar 2010.
  9. a b c "ВСЕ ОСТАЕТСЯ ЛЮДЯМ" [Everything remains for people]. 29 (19725). Vyshka. 25 Julie 2008. Retrieved 4 Februar 2010.
  10. Flexibe Solutions (26 October 2007). "Embassy of Azerbaijan Republic in Italy". Retrieved 17 Apryle 2010.
  11. Maud Beck (Winter 2006). "Sister Cities: Baku and Houston. Celebrating 30 Years as Sister Cities". Azerbaijan International: 68–71. Archived frae the original on 2 Februar 2010. Retrieved 4 Februar 2010. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  12. "Izmir Metropolitan Municipality". Retrieved 17 Apryle 2010.
  13. [1] Archived 2012-10-11 at the Wayback Machine
  14. (in Roushie)"Executive Power of the Baku City". Retrieved 8 Apryle 2008.