Baku is the capital and biggest city of Azerbaijan, just as the biggest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus district. Baku is found 28 meters (92 ft) beneath ocean level, which makes it the most reduced lying national capital on the planet and furthermore the biggest city on the planet situated underneath ocean level. Baku lies on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, close by the Bay of Baku. Toward the start of 2009, Baku’s urban populace was evaluated at a little more than 2,000,000 individuals. Formally, around 25 percent of all occupants of the nation live in Baku’s metropolitan territory. Baku is the sole city in Azerbaijan.
Baku is separated into twelve managerial raions and 48 townships. Among these are the townships on the islands of the Baku Archipelago, and the town of Oil Rocks based on stilts in the Caspian Sea, 60 kilometers (37 miles) away from Baku. The Inner City of Baku, alongside the Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower, were recorded as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. As indicated by the Lonely Planet’s positioning, Baku is additionally among the world’s main ten goals for urban nightlife.
The city is the logical, social, and mechanical focus of Azerbaijan. Numerous sizeable Azerbaijani foundations have their central station there. The Baku International Sea Trade Port is equipped for taking care of 2,000,000 tons of general and dry mass cargoes per year. as of late, Baku has turned into a significant scene for worldwide occasions. It facilitated the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, the 2015 European Games, fourth Islamic Solidarity Games, the F1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix since 2016, facilitated the last of the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League and, will be one of the host urban areas for UEFA Euro 2020.
The city is prestigious for its cruel breezes, which is reflected in its epithet, the “City of Winds”.