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Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. It is located on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, which projects into the Caspian Sea. The city consists of two principal parts: the downtown and the old Inner City. Baku’s urban population at the beginning of 2009 was estimated at just over two million people. Officially about 25 percent of all inhabitants of the country live in the metropolitan city area of Baku.

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Baku’s largest industry is petroleum and its petroleum exports make it a large contributor to Azerbaijan’s balance of payments. The existence of petroleum has been known since the 8th century. In the 10th century the Arabian traveler, Marudee, reported that both white and black oil were being extracted naturally from Baku. By the 15th century oil for lamps was obtained from hand-dug surface wells. Commercial exploitation began in 1872 and by the beginning of the 20th century the Baku oil fields were the largest in the world. Towards the end of the 20th century much of the onshore petroleum had been exhausted and drilling had extended into the sea offshore.

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The urban landscape of Baku is shaped by many communities. The religion with the largest community of followers is Islam. The majority of the Muslims are Shia Muslims, and the Republic of Azerbaijan has the second highest Shia population percentage in the world after Iran. Zoroastrianism had a long history in Azerbaijan, evident in sites such as the Fire Temple of Baku or ceremonies like Nowruz, along with Manichean. The city’s notable mosques include Juma Mosque, Bibi-Heybat Mosque Muhammad Mosque and Taza Pir Mosque.

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