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Baki is a capital and largest city of Azerbaijan.
The city is close to major petroleum fields near the border with Iran, and oil refining is its chief industry.
The basis of Baku's economy is petroleum. The presence of oil has been known since the 8th century, and by the 15th century oil for lamps was obtained from surface wells. The Baku oil field at the beginning of the 20th century was the largest in the world, and it remained the largest Soviet field until the 1940s. Today much of the oil has been exhausted, and, although some wells remain in the city itself. However, new oil resources were found in the sea area near Apsheron. Azerbaijan is well placed to become a major additional source of oil supplies for Europe in the next century.
Here you can see the tops of two beautiful buildings built by oil magnats.

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