Welcome to the Land of Fire

171 YEARS OF INDUSTRIAL OIL PRODUCTION

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.

Why Baku?

540 HOTELS
38226 BEDS IN HOTELS
109.9 MLN OVERNIGHT STAYS

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

THE FIRST DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC IN THE MUSLIM WORLD WAS ESTABLISHED IN AZERBAIJAN IN 1918

AZERBAIJAN WAS THE FIRST COUNTRY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD TO GIVE WOMEN VOTING RIGHTS, WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

THE FIRST THEATRE IN THE MUSLIM ORIENT WAS CREATED IN AZERBAIJAN, AND THE FIRST OPERA WAS ALSO STAGED HERE

NINE OF ELEVEN MAIN CLIMATIC TYPES ON THE EARTH, FROM SUBTROPICS TO ALPINE MEADOWS, ARE REPRESENTED IN AZERBAIJAN