Shaki is a city in northwestern Azerbaijan 325 km. from Baku. The population is 63,000.
The city has one of the greatest density of cultural resources and monuments that include 2700 years of Azerbaijani history. The city boasts a lot of houses with red roofs. During the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee held in July 2019 the historic Centre of Shaki with the Khan’s Palace was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Shaki has always played a central role in Azerbaijani art and more generally in the art and architecture of Azerbaijan.
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