Sites & cities that bear the name of Baku


Today in : Azerbaijan
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Bākuya, Bākuh, باکو, Bakı, Бакы, Баку

Description : Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku is located 28 metres (92 ft) 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. Baku lies on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, alongside the Bay of Baku. In the 1st century AD, the Romans organised two Caucasian campaigns and reached Baku. Near the city, in Gobustan, Roman inscriptions dating from 84 to 96 CE were discovered. This is one of the earliest written evidences for Baku.

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