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About Baku

Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Azerbaijan is a country of ancient culture.

The oil and gas resources of Azerbaijan have made the country famous throughout the world. Azerbaijan is a country which plays an extremely important role in the Caspian and Caucasian regions, particularly in the development of transport infrastructure in the Caucasus and the implementation of energy projects.

The Inner City of Baku along with the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower were selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The city has an extensive variety of architecture, ranging from the Old City core to modern buildings and the spacious layout of the Baku port. Baku has an original and unique appearance, earning its reputation as the 'Paris of the East'.