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History of city Baku, Azerbaijan in photos

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Geography: Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku is located 28 metres (92 ft) below sea level, which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level. Baku lies on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, alongside the Bay of Baku. Baku is the sole metropolis in Azerbaijan.

Baku is divided into twelve administrative raions and 48 townships. Among these are the townships on the islands of the Baku Archipelago, and the town of Oil Rocks built on stilts in the Caspian Sea, 60 kilometres (37 miles) away from Baku. The Inner City of Baku, along with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower, were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

Rayons of city:

Binagadi (Binəqədi) (formerly Kirov), Garadagh (Qaradağ), Khatai (Xətai), Khazar (Xəzər) (formerly Azizbekov), Narimanov (Nərimanov), Nasimi (Nəsimi), Nizami, Pirallahy, Sabail, Sabunchu (Sabunçu), Surakhany (Suraxanı), Yasamal

Date of foundation: First mentioned - 5th century

History:

Population: 2 293 700

Sights: Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower

Baku. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, 1898
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, 1898
Baku. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Baku. Azerbaijan Oil (Azoil) House, 1927
Azerbaijan Oil (Azoil) House, 1927
Baku cabman
Baku cabman
Baku. Big Fortress Street
Big Fortress Street
Baku. Black City, Kerosene plant, 1904
Black City, Kerosene plant, 1904
Baku. Black City, Kerosene plant, 1907
Black City, Kerosene plant, 1907
Baku. Black City, Oil towers for drilling
Black City, Oil towers for drilling
Baku. Building
Building
Baku. Caspian (Budagovskaya) street, Choral synagogue, 1912
Caspian (Budagovskaya) street, Choral synagogue, 1912
Baku. Cinema them. Nizami on Kirov Avenue, 1949
Cinema them. Nizami on Kirov Avenue, 1949
Baku. City baths on the waterfront, 1930s
City baths on the waterfront, 1930s
Baku. City Council
City Council
Baku. City Duma, Dumskaya square, Ashumov's House, 1900s
City Duma, Dumskaya square, Ashumov's House, 1900s
Baku. City garden
City garden
Baku. City garden
City garden
Baku. City garden
City garden
Baku. Commercial college
Commercial college
Baku. Corner of Baryatinskaya and Policeyskaya streets, on the left - the house of the oil industrialist Tagiev
Corner of Baryatinskaya and Policeyskaya streets, on the left - the house of the oil industrialist Tagiev
Baku. Corner of Bazarnaya and Zinoviev streets. Hotel 'Shark', 1928
Corner of Bazarnaya and Zinoviev streets. Hotel 'Shark', 1928
Baku. Corner Mariinsky (Korganova) and Molokanskaya (Khagani) streets, 1900
Corner Mariinsky (Korganova) and Molokanskaya (Khagani) streets, 1900
Baku. Crossroads of Kommunisticheskaya and Bazarnaya streets, Hotel 'Tabriz', 1924
Crossroads of Kommunisticheskaya and Bazarnaya streets, Hotel 'Tabriz', 1924
Baku. Curve Street, 1930s
Curve Street, 1930s
Baku. Embankment of Emperor Alexander II, 1889
Embankment of Emperor Alexander II, 1889


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After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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