Historical and architectural sights
It is known that Azerbaijan holds first place in the world for the amount of mud volcanoes. The origin of those volcanoes is associated with oil and gas fields. Since 1810 about 200 eruptions of the 50 volcanoes located in theterritoryofAzerbaijanhave been recorded. In 2007, to strengthen the protection of mud volcanoes, President Ilham Aliyev ordered to create the Absheron Peninsula Nature Reserve. It includes mud volcanoes, located on the coast of theCaspian Sea, as well as the ones located near the main roads and settlements.
- Absheron District