About Baku


Let's have a look around into background of Baku
  • Region: Baki
  • Country: Azerbaijan
  • Latitude: 40.3952778
  • Longitude: 49.8822222
  • Time zone: Asia/Baku
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +4 hours

Weather in Baku

  • Climate: Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: November to March

Location

Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. At the beginning of 2009, Baku's urban population was estimated at just over two million people. The city is renowned for its harsh winds, which is reflected in its nickname, the "City of Winds".

Distance from Baku center to Airport

The closest major airport to Baku, Azerbaijan is Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD / UBBB).

  • Driving Distance: 13 miles / 21 km
  • Driving Time: 24 Minutes
  • Languages: Azerbaijani or Azeri followed by Russian being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport:  Heydar Aliyev International Airport
  • Rail: Kars–Tbilisi–Baku Railway.
  • Road: Bus: BakuBus and Baku Metro.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – Not Customary.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: Not Customary
  • Housekeeper: Not Customary
  • Concierge: Not Customary

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: Not Customary

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Kirovskiy,
  • Sabuncu,
  • Qaracuxur

Emergency Contact Numbers in Baku city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 101/102/103
  • Airport: +994 12 497 27 27 (Heydar Aliyev International Airport)
  • Hospital: +994 12 599 11 17 (Grand Hospital)

Events

  • Gurban Bayram (Festival of Sacrifice)
  • Novruz Bayram
  • Ramazan (Ramadan) Bayram

Tourist Attractions

  • Maiden Tower
  • Palace of the Shirvanshahs
  • Ateshgah of Baku

Theatre & Concerts

  • Azerbaijan State Russian Drama Theatre
  • Azerbaijan State Academic National Drama Theatre
  • Baku Puppet Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Baku

  • OroNero Bar & Ristorante
  • Sumakh
  • Sky Grill, Hilton Baku

Top Shopping Centers in Baku

  • 28 Mall
  • Park Bulvar
  • Port Baku Mall

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • National Museum of History
  • Nizami Museum of Literature
  • National Art Museum

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Kebabs – Anadolu
  • Dolmas – Dolma Restaurant
  • Steak – Mangal Steak House

Sports Club

  • Neftçi PFK – Football
  • Qaraba? FK – Football
  • Inter Baku PIK – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 2.78 man
  • Taxi: 1.85 man (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 1,275.00 man
  • Cheap meal: 8.00 man
  • Gasoline: 0.74 man / litre
  • 3 course meal: 40.00 man
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