Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan. It lies along the Caspian sea, closest to the easternmost point of Azerbaijan. With 3.2 million inhabitants, Baku has almost one third of the population of the country. Baku extends for 18km from east to west and 10km from south to north. The historic centre of Baku (İçərişəhər) is surrounded by walls and has been on the UNESCO world heritage list since the year 2000. It actually is relatively unimpressive, since most buildings inside the walls are relatively modern. Baku is a fast developing city with a beautiful 19th and 20th century core and many impressive modern buildings which are continuously added to the city. Along the waterfront there is a park area with a wide promenade. The Flame Towers are on a hill overlooking the city and were completed in 2012.

01 National flag 02 National flag 03 Baku boulevard 04 Skyline with national flag
05 Baku boulevard 06 Xalca restaurant 07 Staircase 08 National flag
09 Fallen heroes monument 10 Fallen heroes monument 11 TV tower 12 Turkish war monument 13 Marriott Absheron hotel
14 Marriott Absheron hotel 15 Milli park 16 Promenade 17 Milli park 18 National flag
19 National Flag square 20 Crystal Hall 21 Crystal Hall 22 Crystal Hall
23 Crystal Hall 24 International Mugham Centre 01 Clock tower on  Istiglaliyyat street 02 Building in Aziz Aliyev street
03 Fountain 04 Pedestrian area 05 Hard Rock cafe 06 Tofiq Bahramov republican stadium
07 Tofiq Bahramov republican stadium 08 Tofiq Bahramov republican stadium 09 Old railway station building 10 Old railway station building
11 Azerbaijan state oil and industrial university 12 Jafar Jabbarly statue 13 Baku central station 14 German grill stall
15 Jafar Jabbarli square 16 Baku central railway station 17 Residential building 18 Baku central railway station 19 Hezi Aslanov street
20 Hazi Aslanov street 21 Hazi Aslanov street 22 Qara Qarayev monument 23 Nizami cinema building 24 Building on Samad Vurgun street
25 Building on Samad Vurgun street 26 Imadaddin Nasimi monument 27 Nizami street pedestrian area 28 Nizami street pedestrian area 29 Fountains square at dusk
30 Fountains square at dusk 31 Nargiz shopping mall 32 Fountains square at dusk 33 Fountains square
34 Fountains square at dusk 35 Fountains square at dusk 36 Fountains square 37 Fountains square at dusk
38 Merry-go-round 01 Baku flame towers 02 Funicular Bahram Gur fountain and flame towers 03 Flame towers 04 Flame towers 05 Flame towers at dusk
06 Flame towers at night 07 Flame towers 08 Flame towers 09 Flame towers 10 Flame towers at dusk
11 Flame towers and residential towers 12 Flame towers at night 13 Flame towers at night 14 Flame towers at night 01 City walls
02 City walls and metro station 03 Gate 04 Aliagha Vahid statue 05 Cuma mosque
06 Souvenir shops 07 Pedestrian area 08 Maiden tower 09 Ruins 10 Maiden tower interior
11 Maiden tower interior 12 Maiden tower staircase 13 Maiden tower 14 Souvenir shops 15 Maiden tower 16 Maiden tower
17 Ruins 18 Gosha Gala Gapisi double gate 01 Waterfront and flag
02 Baku waterfront 03 Baku waterfront 04 Harbour
05 Baku skyline at dusk 06 Baku skyline at dusk
07 Baku skyline at dusk 08 Baku skyline at dusk
09 Skyline 10 Skyline 01 Port Baku mall
02 Port Baku mall 03 Port Baku mall 04 Park Bulvar mall 05 Park Bulvar mall
06 Ganclik shopping mall 07 Genclik mall 08 Ganclik shopping mall 09 Ganjlik mall 10 Ganclik shopping mall
11 Genclik mall 12 Ganjlik mall 13 Ganclik shopping mall 14 Genclik mall
15 Ataturk prospekt and Ganclik mall 16 28 Mall 01 Jet bridge
02 Baggage retrieval area 03 Conveyor belt 04 Conveyor belt 05 Baggage retrieval area 06 Arrivals hall
07 Roof 08 Domestic terminal 2 09 International terminal 1 10 International terminal 1 11 International terminal 1
12 International terminal 1 01 Airport highway 02 Airport highway 03 Nariman Narimanov monument
04 Ural Kompozit manhole top 05 Heydar Aliyev centre 06 Heydar Aliyev centre
07 Heydar Aliyev center 08 Heydar Aliyev centre 09 Red and blue rabbit 10 Heydar Aliyev centre
11 Baku Congress centre 12 National Assembly building 13 Azerbaijan state philharmonic hall 14 Ramada hotel
15 Shikhov beach 16 Shikhov beach 17 Ramada hotel and beach
18 Aquatic Palace 19 Yarat contemporary art centre 20 Phone box 21 Dede Gorgud park
22 28 May metro station 23 Newspaper kiosk 24 Residential towers 25 Abdulvahab Salamzade street 26 Abdulvahab Salamzade street
27 Abdulvahab Salamzade street 28 Altes Plaza housing complex 29 Azerbaijan state university of culture and arts 01 Bibi-Heybat mosque 02 Domes
03 Inner court 04 Entrance 05 Woman praying at tomb 06 Prayer hall
07 Tomb 08 Ceiling of dome 09 Prayer hall with tomb 10 Golden vase 11 Prayer hall
12 Ceiling of dome 13 Prayer hall
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