I thought I would post a map just in case you've never had a chance to really see where I be.
Baku is on the on the penisula jutting out into the Caspian Sea. I have been to Lagich (where the copper makers are--it was the four hour sickening car ride), south on the penisula is where the dead zone is as a result of the Soviets more management of the land and resources. Gobustan is where the mud volcanoes and the natural fires coming from the mountainside are.
The war (but ceasefire since 1995) with Armenia is over those light blue areas, called the occupied territories. The border between Turkey and Armenia is currently closed and if it is to be reopened, Azerbaijan wants its' territories back.