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Baku lies on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, alongside the Bay of Baku.At the beginning of 2009, Baku's urban population was estimated at just over two million people.Officially, about 25 percent of all inhabitants of the country live in Baku's metropolitan area. Baku is divided into twelve administrative raions and 48 townships.Among these are the townships on the islands of the Baku Archipelago, and the town of Oil Rocks built on stilts in the Caspian Sea, 60 kilometres (37 miles) away from Baku.After a devastating earthquake struck Shamakhi, the capital of Shirvan, Shirvanshah's court moved to Baku in 1191.The Shirvan era greatly influenced Baku and the remainder of what is present-day Azerbaijan.
Baku remained as an integral part of his empire and the successive Iranian dynasties to come for the next centuries, until the irrevocable cession in the first half of the 19th century.
The city frequently came under assault of the Khazars and (starting from the 10th century) the Rus.
Shirvanshah Akhsitan I built a navy in Baku and successfully repelled another Rus assault in 1170.
The Baku International Sea Trade Port is capable of handling two million tons of general and dry bulk cargoes per year.
In recent years, Baku has become an important venue for international events.