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About Baku

2,122,300 in city
3,000,000 in metro
2,130 km² (822 mi²)
1 m
Located on the Apsheron Peninsula on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan and a major center for the production of oil industry equipment. Settled over 2000 years ago and founded around the year 500 A.D., the city has a rich history with a mixture of Turcic, European, Russian and Persian influences. Baku's old central district is called Icheri-Shekher. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a picturesque walled city with narrow cobblestone streets, minarets, and medieval palaces. The modern city outside the walls features beaux-arts architecture from the early 20th century when the Baku oil field was the largest in the world, and its development continues with active construction of modern buildings. The city features a park along the waterfront, and because of its beauty and architecture it has often been called the "Paris of the Orient."

Metro Cities

Baku, Sumgayit

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
1,334 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Baku Tower 906 ft 2021
2 Crescent City 689 ft 2019
3 SOCAR Tower 687 ft 2015
4 Flame Tower 1 596 ft 2013
5 Crescent Place 558 ft 2020