Bulla Island

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Bulla Island
Xara Zira / Xərə Zirə
Island of the Baku Archipelago
Bulla Island is located in Caspian_Sea
Bulla Island
Bulla Island
Coordinates: 39°59′39″N 49°38′35″E / 39.99417°N 49.64306°E / 39.99417; 49.64306
Country Azerbaijan
Region Absheron Region
 • Total 3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)

Bulla Island, also Xara Zira, Khara Zira or Khere Zire, (Azerbaijani: Xǝrǝ Zirǝ Adası) is an island south of the Bay of Baku, Caspian Sea. It is the largest island of the Baku Archipelago, located off Baku, Azerbaijan.[1]


Bulla Island's area is 3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi); its length is about 2.4 km (1.5 mi) in length and 1.6 km (1.0 mi) wide. This Island has a spit extending southwestward.[2] The island has akdalaite and aluminium deposits and a mud volcano.[3]

Bulla Island lies south of the bay, detached from the group, to the ENE of the town of Alat, about 13 km (8 mi) from the nearest shore.[4]

Fossil fuels[edit]

The island is a centre for the nearby offshore gas development of the Bulla Deniz gas field, in production since 1968. It was the largest gas find in Azerbaijan before Shah-deniz and contains more than 4 trillion cubic feet (110 billion cubic metres) of gas reserves.[5]

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