Lökbatan

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Lökbatan
Municipality
Lökbatan is located in Azerbaijan
Lökbatan
Lökbatan
Coordinates: 40°19′38″N 49°43′48″E / 40.32722°N 49.73000°E / 40.32722; 49.73000Coordinates: 40°19′38″N 49°43′48″E / 40.32722°N 49.73000°E / 40.32722; 49.73000
Country  Azerbaijan
City Baku
Raion Qaradağ
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 33,245
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
 • Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)

Lökbatan is a settlement and municipality in Baku, Azerbaijan.[citation needed] It has a population of 33,245. The municipality consists of the settlements of Lökbatan, Şubanı, and Heybət.[2]

1933 Baku: Soviet worker drenched with oil at a well in Lock-Batan

It is the location of a large mud volcano, and a historic oilfield. One of the first moving pictures filmed in Azerbaijan was of an oil well blowout in the 1930s. The mud volcano produced spectacular flames of natural gas in October 2001.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Gazetteer: Azerbaijan – World-Gazetteer.com
  2. ^ "Belediyye Informasiya Sistemi" (in Azerbaijani). Archived from the original on September 24, 2008. 
  3. ^ Azer News article