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Zənbil / Duvanni
Island of the Baku Archipelago
Zanbil is located in Caspian_Sea
Coordinates: 40°2′30″N 49°35′15″E / 40.04167°N 49.58750°E / 40.04167; 49.58750
Country Azerbaijan
Region Absheron Region
 • 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.


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


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 (3.4 mi) NW of Xara Zira and the nearest shore of the mainland is about 9.5 km (5.9 mi) to the SW.[3]

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

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