A view of the old town of Baku.
Baku definition by Webster's New World
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seaport & capital of Azerbaijan, on the Caspian Sea: pop. 1,700,000
Baku definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The capital of Azerbaijan on the western shore of the Caspian Sea. Frequently under Persian rule, the city was annexed by Russia in 1806. It has been a center of oil production since the 1870s. In 1990 it was the scene of fierce fighting between Soviet forces and secessionist rebels. Population: 1,130,000.