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. BakıBakı
or Baku
, city (1991 pop. 1,782,000), capital of Azerbaijan, on the Caspian Sea. Greater Bakı includes almost the whole Absheron peninsula, on which Bakı proper is situated; the city is located below sea level.
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 is the region's chief city, and the peninsula falls within the boundaries of Greater Bakı.
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On September 1, the weather will have a variably cloudy weather without any rain be Baku and the Absheron Peninsula, the National Hydrometeorological Department of Azerbaijan's Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources told APA.
According to the forecast, tomorrow the weather will be sunny in Baku and on the Absheron peninsula. North wind be changed bysouth-east in the daytime.
The sands and sandstones in the Pre-Caspian-Guba and Gobustan regions and, to some extent, on the Absheron peninsula, are abundant in gas and oil.
The temperature on the Absheron peninsula will be +20-24 C at night, +33-38 C in the daytime, in Baku +21-23 Cat night, and +36-38 C in the daytime, the Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry reported.
On August 20, in Baku and Absheron peninsula, sunny weather is expected, the National Hydrometeorology Department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources told APA.
On August 17, in Baku and Absheron peninsula, no precipitation is expected, the National Hydrometeorology Department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources told APA.
The temperature is expected to be close to the climatic norm in the Absheron peninsula on August 6-7 with occasionally intensifying north winds, which is favorable for meteo-sensitive people.
Baku's Heydar Aliyev International Airport continues to operate as usual, despite the strong wind in Baku and Absheron peninsula, Head of the press service of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) CJSC Pasha Kasamanski toldTrend.
On July 30 in Baku and Absheron peninsula, no precipitation is expected, the south wind will blow, the National Hydrometeorology Department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources told APA.