Baku is the main and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and in the Caucasus. It is one of the major tourist destinations in the Caucasus, known for the fusion of modernity and a rich history.
Baku is a vibrant metropolis, a blend of Eastern and Western influences, and a combination of historical landmarks such as the narrow streets of the medieval Old City and the futuristic Heydar Aliyev Center.
Baku is a cultural hub with a rich array of museums, theaters, and traditional markets. The scientific, cultural, and industrial centers of Azerbaijan are located in Baku, and the city's significance in the oil industry has also contributed to its economic importance in the region.