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Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, the capital and commercial hub of Azerbaijan, is a low-lying city with coastline along the Caspian Sea. It's famed for its medieval walled old city, which contains the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, a vast royal complex, and the iconic stone Maiden Tower. Contemporary landmarks include the Zaha Hadid–designed Heydar Aliyev Center, and the Flame Towers, 3 pointed skyscrapers covered with LED screens.

Baku, Azerbaijan

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Country: Azerbaijan

Continent: Asia

Currency: Azerbaijanian Manat (AZN)

Population: 1,116,513

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