Baku is the capital, the largest city, and the largest port of Azerbaijan (which was formerly part of the USSR). The city has an estimated population of about 2 million people. The first written evidence for Baku dates to the 1st century AD. Until 1988 Baku had very large Armenian, Russian, and Jewish populations which contributed to cultural diversity and added in various ways (music, literature, architecture) to Baku’s history. Under Communism, the Soviet Union took over the majority of Jewish property in Baku and Kuba. Today the vast majority of the population of Baku are ethnic Azerbaijanis (more than 90%). Baku is one of Caucasus most important tourist destinations; with hotels in city earning 7 million Euros in 2009. This photo of the Baku Skyline has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 14th of April 2011.
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