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Nobel Brothers and Azerbaijani Competition

kerosene plant

Azerbaijan’s oil industry developed apace in the second half of the 19th century. The industry attracted foreign capital, just as in modern-day Azerbaijan. In the 1870s and 1880s eight British, three French, two Swedish, two German, two Belgian and one Danish company and others, were operating in Azerbaijan. The Nobel …

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History of the city of Baku.

Baku night

The history of the city of Baku goes back to the great antiquity, though the exact date of its rise is not known up to now. The territory of the Apsheron Peninsula where the city is situated enjoys a favourable geographical position, a convenient bay, a warm, dry climate, a fertile soil, natural …

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