Visit The Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan

Visit The Mud Volcanoes of Azerbaijan

Mud VolcanoesAzerbaijan leads the world for the amount of mud volcanoes that it has. Mud volcanoes are widely spread in Azerbaijan which has about 350 out of a world total of 800 mud volcanoes. Local people call them “yanardagh” (burning mountain), “pilpila” (terrace), “gaynacha” (boiling water) and “bozdag” (grey mountain) alongside its geographical name of ‘mud volcanoes’. 

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Underground and submarine mud volcanoes are also to be found in Azerbaijan of which more than 140 submarine volcanoes are in the Caspian Sea. Eight islands in the Baku Archipelago are mud volcanoes by origin.  Mud volcano activity can be observed among the strata of various ages. According to geological opinion, mud volcanoes initially began their activity in the territory of Azerbaijan 25 million years ago.

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Two superb contradting locations characterise our two Baku hotels, Central Park Hotel in the modern city centre, a 5 minute walk from the marvellous Fountain Square, and The Old City Inn, in the heart of this historical district and close to Sabir ParkThe Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Nizami Museum

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