Absheron

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Absheron

(əpshĭrôn`) (äpshĭrôn`) or

Apsheron

(əp–), peninsula, c.40 mi (60 km) long, extending into the Caspian Sea, E Azerbaijan. It is a dry, hilly area at the eastern end of the Greater Caucasus Mts. and is underlain by rich oil-bearing rock strata. The oil industry developed there in the 1870s, although the presence of oil was known long before. The peninsula, with its Bakı (Baku) oil fields, was the USSR's chief oil-producing region prior to the opening of the Siberian fields. Natural gas wells, salt lakes, mineral springs, and mud volcanoes are also found on Absheron. Bakıis the region's chief city, and the peninsula falls within the boundaries of Greater Bakı.
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The temperature will be +4-6C at night, +7-11C in the afternoon in Absheron peninsula, +4-6C at night, +8-10C in daytime in Baku, the Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry reported.
The prices are available for calls originated out of Baku city, Sumgait city and Absheron Peninsula.
Azeri scientists consider the Absheron Peninsula, including Baku and Sumqayit, and the Caspian Sea, to be one of the most ecologically devastated areas in the world because of severe air, water, and soil pollution.
Half of this comes from the shallow-water Guneshli (SWG) field, about 100 km off the Absheron Peninsula.
One such famous gas seep is Yanar Dagh (fire mountain) on the Absheron Peninsula where a continuous fire burns along a hill-side.
BP also is planning a seismic survey this year in the shallower waters of the Absheron Peninsula, which it has under a joint production-sharing agreement with Socar, with analysis of the results due for completion by year-end 2016.
The matter rests here in laying pipes under the Caspian Sea from the city of Turkmenbashi in Turkmenistan to the city of Sangachal on the coast of Absheron peninsula in Azerbaijan.
Scholars have speculated that the country's southern forests are the site of the biblical Garden of Eden, while its oil-rich Absheron Peninsula fell victim to some of the Soviet Union's most devastating acts of environmental destruction; in the intervening years, this easternmost Caucasus nation has been captured, conquered, and occupied by such formidable empires, kingdoms, and khanates as those of the Greeks, Parthians, Romans, Arabs, Turks, Mongols, Persians, Russians, and Soviets.
Taking the Absheron peninsula into account will distort the median line and violate the principle of proportionality and equitable division.
The Absheron Peninsula which has about 40% of the population, the oil and gas industry and what remains of industry also has the greatest concentration of wealth.
The temperature will be +2-5C at night, +7-11C in the afternoon in Absheron peninsula, +2-4C at night, +8-10C in daytime in Baku, the Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry reported.