Zanbil

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Zanbil
Zənbil / Duvanni
Island of the Baku Archipelago
Zanbil is located in Caspian_Sea
Zanbil
Zanbil
Coordinates: 40°2′30″N 49°35′15″E / 40.04167°N 49.58750°E / 40.04167; 49.58750
Country Azerbaijan
Region Absheron Region
Area
 • Total 0.4 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)

Zanbil (Azerbaijani: Zənbil) is a small island in the Caspian Sea off the Bay of Baku, Azerbaijan. It is also known as Duvanni Island.

Etymology[edit]

The name Zanbil is Persian (زنبیل) and means "a big basket". The name "Duvanni" (Дуванный), meaning "money" in Russian, is connected to Stepan Razin.

Geography[edit]

The island is part of the Baku Archipelago, located in the Ələt (Alat) municipality area,[1] which consists of the following islands: Boyuk Zira, Dash Zira, Qum Island, Zanbil, Sangi-Mugan, Chikil, Qara Su, Khara Zira, Gil, Ignat Dash and a few smaller ones.

The area of Zanbil Island is 0.4 km². Its length is 0.9 km and its maximum width 0.5 km.[2] Zanbil lies 5.5 km NW of Xara Zira and the nearest shore of the mainland is about 9.5 km to the SW.[3]

There is a 25 m high mud volcano on Zanbil.[4]

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