Baku

What is Baku known for?


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for football (association football) matches. It serves as the home ground of FK Baku and the Azerbaijan national football team and holds 30,000, making it the largest stadium in the country. Stadium for 60,000 seats to be built in Baku Origins Christians have been present in Azerbaijan since the 1st century AD.


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World Chess Champion, writer, political activist, widely regarded as the greatest chess player of all time (Methods for comparing top chess players throughout history).history Top 10 Greatest Chess Players in History thumb left 200px Kasparov at age 11, Vilnius, 1974. (File:Kasparov-2.jpg) Garry Kasparov was born Garik Kimovich Weinstein (Russian: Гарик Вайнштейн) in Baku, Azerbaijan Soviet


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: www.azadliq.org content article 24264196.html title Bakı dünyanın ən bahalı 48-ci şəhəridir, 13 July 2011, Azadlıq Radiosu. Retrieved 13 July 2011 publisher Azadliq.org date 13 July 2011 accessdate 17 December 2011 Its Nizami street is one of the most expensive streets in the world. Culture The city has many amenities that offer a wide range of cultural activities, drawing both from a rich local dramatic portfolio and an international repertoire. It also boasts many


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: www.independent.co.uk sport football international euro-2020-england-might-have-to-play-games-at-hampden-park-9745363.html Since 2002, Baku has hosted 36 major sporting events and selected to host the 2015 European Games. Baku is also to host the 2017 Islamic


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was prepared with participation of all industrial enterprises in the city and its enforcement is being regulated by the executive power of the city. For instance, the amount of waste water from industrial production went down from 600 thousand m 3 during 1990's to 76.3 thousand m 3 in 2005. Solid waste went down from 300 thousand to 3,868 tons a year. World Bank has issued a loan to Azerbaijani government for construction of a burial range


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) or '''"Fire Temple"''' is a castle-like ancient religious structure in Surakhani (Suraxanı raion), a suburb of greater Baku, Azerbaijan. "Atash" (آتش) is the Persian word for fire. jurisdiction Government of Azerbaijan headquarters Baku, Azerbaijan employees - Baku Commons:Category:Baku


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his forced retirement in 1987, Aliyev remained in Moscow till 1990. He suffered a heart attack during this time. Aliyev briefly appeared in the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan SSR in Moscow, opposing the Soviet reassertion of control in Baku, Roger East, Richard J. Thomas. ''Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders'', Routledge, 2003, ISBN 1-85743-126-X, p. 32 a military action which resulted in violent Black January events amidst


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supposed that the legion proceeded to the spot continually along the Aras River. The later version, published in 1956, states that the legion was stationing in Cappadocia by that time whereas the centurion might have been in Albania with some diplomatic mission because for the talks with the Eastern rulers the Roman commanders were usually sending centurions. Всемирная история. Энциклопедия, том 2, 1956, гл. XIII Image:surikov1906.jpg thumb 300px ''Stenka Razin


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simply as '''Neftchi''', is an Azerbaijani football (football (soccer)) club based in the capital, Baku, that currently plays in the Azerbaijan Premier League. They are the most famous, popular and celebrated as well as the most successful Azerbaijani club with six Azerbaijan Premier League and four Azerbaijan Cup titles. Neftchi Baku's home games are usually played at Tofik Bakhramov Stadium in Baku. Built by German (Germans) prisoners


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as hundreds of shiploads. * 957 geography; cartography; exploration; chemistry died Abul Hasan Ali Al-Masudi (Masudi), best known as a cartographer, was also a traveler historian, etc. Al-mas`oudi described his visit to the oilfields of Baku. Wrote on the reaction of alkali water with zaj (vitriol) water giving sulfuric acid. History The Nobel Brothers Petroleum Company was an oil-producing company that had its origins in a distillery, founded by Robert Nobel Robert

Baku

'''Baku''' ( 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. 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 area and the old Inner City (Old City (Baku)) (21.5 ha (hectare)). At the beginning of 2009, Baku's urban population was estimated at just over two million people. url http: www.azstat.org statinfo demoqraphic en 2_2.shtml title Population by economic and administrative regions, urban settlements at the beginning of the 2009 accessdate 21 November 2009 archiveurl web.archive.org web 20091114093435 http: www.azstat.org statinfo demoqraphic en 2_2.shtml archivedate 14 November 2009 deadurl no Officially, about 25 percent of all inhabitants of the country live in Baku's metropolitan area.

Baku is divided into eleven administrative districts (Baku#Governance) (raions) and 48 townships. Among these are the townships on islands in the Baku Bay (Bay of Baku) and the town of Oil Rocks built on stilts in the Caspian Sea, away from Baku. The Inner City of Baku along with the Shirvanshah's Palace (Palace of the Shirvanshahs) and Maiden Tower (Maiden Tower (Baku)) were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. According to the Lonely Planet's ranking, Baku is also among the world's top ten destinations for urban nightlife. url http: www.reuters.com article lifestyleMolt idUSTRE5AC0NE20091113?pageNumber 2&virtualBrandChannel 11617 title Travel Picks: Top 10 cities to party the night away publisher Reuters accessdate 21 November 2009 date 13 November 2009 archiveurl web.archive.org web 20091123104005 http: www.reuters.com article lifestyleMolt idUSTRE5AC0NE20091113?pageNumber 2&virtualBrandChannel 11617 archivedate 23 November 2009 deadurl no

The city is the scientific, cultural and industrial center of Azerbaijan. Many sizeable Azerbaijani institutions have their headquarters there, including SOCAR (State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic), one of the world's top 100 companies and others (List of companies of Azerbaijan). In recent years Baku has become an important venue for international events. It hosted the 57th Eurovision Song Contest (Eurovision Song Contest 2012) in 2012 and will host the 2015 European Games, 2016 European Grand Prix and Euro 2020.

The city is renowned for its harsh winds. This is reflected in the city's nickname, the "City of Winds".

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