Settlements similar to or like Baku
Capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Wikipedia
- Hitler believed that Bakus oil resources were essential for the survival of the Third Reich, as a dearth of oil resources was a vulnerability for Germany's military.
- The pogrom of Armenians in Baku in January 1990 forced almost all of the 200,000 Armenians in the Azerbaijani capital Baku to flee to Armenia.
- Renaissance European maps labelled it as Abbacuch Sea (Oronce Fine's 1531 world map), Mar de Bachu (Ortellius' 1570 map), or Mar de Sala (Mercator's 1569 map).
- Gilan's position on the Tehran-Baku trade route has established the cities of Bandar-e Anzali and Rasht as ranking amongst the most important commercial centers in Iran.
- On 8 December 2012, Baku was selected to host the 2015 European Games, the first to be held in the competition's history.
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