What is Baku?

  • (noun): A port city on the Caspian Sea that is the capital of Azerbaijan and an important center for oil production.
    Synonyms: capital of Azerbaijan


Baku (Azerbaijani: Bakı, ) is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. It is located on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, which projects into the Caspian Sea. The city consists of two principal parts: the downtown and the old Inner City (21.5 ha). Baku's urban population at the beginning of 2009 was estimated at just over two million people. Officially, about 25 percent of all inhabitants of the country live in the metropolitan city area of Baku.

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Armenian National Council Of Baku
... Armenian National Council in Baku was a representative body of the Armenians residing on the Azerbaijani territory ... It united Armenian National Council of Karabagh, Armenian National Council of Baku, and Armenian National Council of Tiflis ...
Araz Abdullayev - Club Career - Neftchi Baku
... Born in Baku, Abdullayev played for Neftchi Baku's youth team from January 2007 to December 2008 ... In the November 2011, Neftchi Baku celebrated its 1000th goal, which is scored by Araz Abdullayev ...
Sangachal Terminal - Technical Features
... Other partners are from AIOC, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, Shah Deniz and South Caucasus Pipeline projects ... The oil is exported via the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline to Turkey's Mediterranean coast and via the Baku-Supsa Pipeline and the Baku-Novorossiysk Pipeline to the Black Sea coast ...
Samadagha Shikhlarov
5 September 1955) is a former Azerbaijani footballer, who played as forward for Neftchi Baku PFC, Khazar, OIK Kiev, Chiraqqala Siyazan ... He played for the Neftchi Baku up to 152 times, by scoring 21 goals in Soviet Top League and twice for the Soviet Union national football team ... However, moved to Olimpik-Shuvalan PFC Baku after Nazim Suleymanov's arrival to the club ...
Baku, Nepal
... Baku is a village development committee in Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal ...