Imaggeo on Mondays: Azerbaijan Mud Volcano

Imaggeo on Mondays: Azerbaijan Mud Volcano

Azerbaijan one of the best places in the world to find mud volcanoes, because of the number that are in the country. Mud volcanoes are broadly spread across Azerbaijan. About 350 of approximate 800 mud volcanoes in the world are found in the Azerbaijani Republic.


This includes both underground and submarine mud volcanoes, which also famed in Azerbaijan. There are more than 140 submarine mud volcanoes in the Caspian Sea alone and eight islands in the Baku Archipelago are mud volcanoes by origination! This photo is of Dashgil, which is one of the grandest and most marvelous mud volcano in this territory.


Description by Rashad Amrahov, edited from the first appearance on


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