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National Flag Square (Azerbaijani: Dövlət Bayrağı Meydanı) is a large city square off Neftchiler Avenue in Bayil, Baku, Azerbaijan. A flag measuring 70 by 35 metres (230 by 115 feet) flies on a pole 162 m (531 ft) high.
Baku National Flag Square does not represent the importance it really has in the state of Azerbaidjan, for which its independence was so overwhelming.
It lies on the Caspian Sea and offers interesting views of the Baku skyline. In the square you can relax from...More
We walked from Sahil metro to the flag pole and were mystified why we could not see it flying. A nice policeman guarding the base told us the flag is CLOSED until next year because of "Raymond" - we are not sure who Raymond is...More
Would give it five stars if the flag was actually there. Used to be huge, impressive flag but was taken down. I believe it will be replaced by even bigger one, until then though - 1 star, nothing to see here. Move along, this is...More
As we drove past this square, our driver explained that the flag was taken down to have more material added to make it the largest flag in the region, as a neighbouring country had recently taken the title - bit of friendly rivalry .. hahahaha