Baku, one of the most beautiful world’s cities is located at the joint of Europe and Asia. The capital’s name itself is interpreted as a “wind blow”, “city of winds” or “hill”, “city on the hill”.
The port city of Baku, the cultural, industrial and political capital of Azerbaijan is located on the western Caspian seaside, on the bay shores of the same name in the southern part of the Apsheron Peninsula, rich in its oil fields. Baku consists of 11 administrative districts and 5 townships.
Baku is the largest cultural center of Azerbaijan. It is the place where a national theatre, the first in Muslim East, lifted the curtain, the first opera was performed, the first Azerbaijan newspaper was published, and the first Azerbaijan library was opened. Today Baku is known to have 30 museums, 7 theatres, 11 institutions of higher education, philharmonic, opera theatre, film studio, cinema theaters and libraries housed in the city’s most beautiful buildings having an interior decoration which is every bit as good as their interior cultural content.
Baku is the largest industrial center. It is the place of concentration of ancient oil fields, well-known Oil Stones, unique plant of deep water foundations, high-capacity derrick barges, and modern drilling floating units. It is also famous for developed oil refineries, petrochemical, chemical, light, food, engineering branches of industry, oil equipment production, building materials, instrumentation, electrical engineering and radio electronics, shipbuilding. Baku is a large rail junction and port terminal in the Caspian Sea. Beginning from 1967 the Baku underground was put into operation in the capital.
|Museums in Baku||Theaters in Baku|
|Azerbaijan State Carpet Museum
Mikayil Huseynov Street 28
Azerbaijan State Museum of Art
Niyazi Street 9/11
Azerbaijan State Museum of History
Z. Taghiyev Street 4
Baku Museum of Miniature Books
Inner City No. 1/67
Baku Museum of Modern Art
Yusif Safarov Street 5
Independence Museum of Azerbaijan
Neftchilar Avenue 123a
Nizami Museum of Azerbaijan Literature
Istiglaliyyat Street 53
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
|Azerbaijan State Academic Drama Theatre
Fizuli str. 1
(+994 12) 594-75-41
Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
Nizami str. 95
Azerbaijan State Pantomime Theatre
49, Azadliq ave.
(+994 12) 441-47-56, (+994 50) 314-94-01
Azerbaijan State Russian Drama Theatre
7, Hagani str.
(+994 12) 493-00-63, 493-42-42
Azerbaijan State Theatre of Musical Comedy
Zarifa Aliyeva Avenue 8
Baku Puppet Theatre
Neftchilar Avenue 36
Rashid Behbudov State Song Theatre
Sabail dist. R. Behbudov str. 24