Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan.Baku, also known as Baky or Baki, is the largest city in the Caucasus and the capital of Azerbaijan. Baku is on the coast of the Caspian Sea on the southern tip of the Absheron Peninsula. There are three major divisions in Baku: içÉri hÉr (the ancient city), the Soviet built city, and the newest part of the city. The population as of January 2012 was 3,202,300.A curious fact about Baku is that its average year-round temperature (14.2C/57.6 F)) matches the average temperature of the entire landmass of the earth to within a tenth of degree. Baku has a temperate-continental semi-arid climate. The average annual precipitation is about 239 mm. Summers are hot and dry, winters very cool, fairly wet and breezy. In some years, a lot of snow falls, and light accumulations of snow happen almost every winter. Precipitation is rare in the summer. However, seasonal temperature excursions are less than in many continental regions at this latitude (about 40 degrees north) owing to the presence of the Caspian Sea. Baku is very breezy most of the year.Heydar Aliyev International Airport (IATA: GYD) is situated 25 km (15 mi) from Baku city centre. It is served by major airlines including Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), Buta Airways, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa and Qatar Airways, and a whole host of smaller airlines. One of the least expensive ways to get between Baku and Europe is via Aeroflot, with inexpensive flights to/from Moscow daily. Air Baltic also offers flights with good prices from/via Riga

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Country: Azerbaijan