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Baku montage. Clickin on an eemage in the pictur causes the brouser tae laid the appropriate airticle.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 Boulevard
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 city, an the Maiden Touer – clickable eemage
Official seal of Baku
Baku is located in Azerbaijan
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
 • MayorHajibala Abutalybov
 • City2130 km2 (820 sq mi)
-28 m (−92 ft)
 • City2,293,700[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 maistmuckle city, an the maistmuckle port o Azerbaijan an entire Caucasus. Locatit on the soothren shore o the Absheron Peninsula, the city consists o twa principal pairts: the dountoun an the auld Inner City (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 City 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 amangst the warld's tap ten destinations for urban nichtlife anaa.[5]

The city 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 City State / Province / Region / Govrenorate Date
Senegal Senegal Dakar Dakar Region 1967[8][9]
Italy Italy Naples Campanie 1972[10]
Iraq Iraq Basra Basra Govrenorate 1972[8]
Bosnie an Herzegovinae Bosnie an Herzegovinae Sarajevo Sarajevo Canton 1975[8][9]
United States Unitit States Houston Texas 1976[11]
Fraunce Fraunce Bordeaux 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 Hawaii 1998[13]

Pairtnership relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Metro[eedit | eedit soorce]

Baku Metro
Baku Metro logo
Native nameBakı metrosu o Bakı metropoliteni
AwnerRepublic o Azerbaijan
Transit teepRapid transit
Nummer o lines4[15]
Nummer o stations27[15]
Daily ridership629,315 (2019)[16]
Annual ridership229.7 million (2019)[16]
Begoud operation6 November 1967; 56 years ago (1967-11-06)[15]
Operator(s)Bakı Metropoliteni (state closed joint stock company)
Number o vehicles228 trains
Seestem lenth43.3 km (26.9 mi)[15]
Track gauge1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)[15]
Electrification825 V DC third rail[15]

The Baku Metro (Azerbaijani: Bakı metrosu or Bakı metropoliteni) is a rapid transit seestem in the Azerbaijani caipital city Baku. It wis opened for service in 1967. The Baku Metro haes 27 stations an its route lenth is 43.3 km (26.9 mi). Aw stations, except twa, are unnergrund.

Educashun[eedit | eedit soorce]

Baku State Varsity (Azerbaijani: Bakı Dövlət Universiteti, BDU) is a public research varsity locatit in Baku, Azerbaijan. It wis creatit on 1 September 1919 bi the pairlament o the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.[17] The varsity has 16 faculties, aroond 3,000 professors an aroond 26,000 students.[18]

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. Archived frae the original on 4 Apryle 2010. Retrieved 4 Februar 2010.
  9. a b c "ВСЕ ОСТАЕТСЯ ЛЮДЯМ" [Everything remains for people]. 29 (19725). Vyshka. 25 Julie 2008. Archived frae the original on 7 Julie 2011. 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". Archived frae the original on 19 Julie 2011. 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.
  15. a b c d e f "Baku Metro". UrbanRail. 23 December 2022. Retrieved 25 December 2022.
  16. a b "Metrodan istifadə edənlərin sayı artıb" [The nummer o subway users increased] (in Azerbaijani). Baku. Azerbaijan State News Agency (AZƏRTAC). 21 Januar 2019. Archived frae the original on 19 August 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  17. "History of Baku State University" (in Inglis). Baku State Varsity. Retrieved 27 Julie 2023.
  18. "Baku State University" (in Inglis). Retrieved 27 Julie 2023.