About Baku

Welcome to the Land of Fire

Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Azerbaijan, or the Land of Fire, is the place of interaction of Eastern and Western cultures, unbelievably beautiful nature, delicious cuisine, rich culture, and hospitality of local people. The pearl of the Caspian region, Baku is a unique city with a thousand-year-old history. The heart of the city, the “Old City,” is bordered by a Fortress Wall which separates it from the modern, dynamic megalopolis which is growing rapidly outside of the walls.

Azerbaijan has been linked with oil for centuries, even millennia and was the location of many “firsts” in the historic development of the oil industry.