Khazar Islands

Pictures of Khazar Islands, Azerbaijan Tower


I have never been to Azerbaijan, but have heard a lot of it's plans to build a super expensive project of Khazar Islands and worlds highest tower - Azerbaijan, somewhere close to it's capital city Baku. More than a year ago - I wrote about Baku to build Worlds Tallest building: Azerbaijan is aimed to build artificial island archipelago called Khazar Islands with worlds largest building on it - Azerbaijan Tower. Estimated cost for such a mega project is 100 bln USD, which is more than total of…

Azerbaijan's $3 Billion Azerbaijan Tower: The Crown Jewel of the Khazar Islands


The construction of the Azerbaijan Tower and the Khazar Islands, a $100 billion city of 41 artificial islands in the Caspian Sea, was first planned to begin in 2015 and be completed by 2025. There is no recent update on the status of the project and whether it has been initiated or not. It's possible that the project has been postponed or even canceled due to various reasons such as funding, economic conditions, or other considerations. It's recommended to check with local sources for the most…

Azerbaijan vs UAE: Comparing the Oil-rich Countries' GDP and Living Standards


Have you read the recent article on NYTimes about Azerbaijan's ambitious plan to become famous? Azerbaijan, like UAE, is an oil-rich country with aspirations for growth and development. In this post, we will compare the GDP and living standards of Azerbaijan and UAE to see how they compare. Using data from the World Bank, we can see that in 2011, the GDP of Azerbaijan was 63.4 billion USD while the GDP of UAE was 360.2 billion USD. The GDP per capita in Azerbaijan was 6.911 thousand USD and…