Do you know that mud volcanoes are some of the most unique natural phenomenon on Earth. They are active, impressive and definitely worth seeing.
Azerbaijan or as it is called here the Land of Fire has the highest number of mud volcanoes in the world. Some 350 out of over 1,000 mud volcanoes in the world are located here.
The world’s largest mud volcanoes – Boyuk Khanizadagh and Turaghai – are both in Azerbaijan. Boyuk Khanizadagh, the diameter and height of which are 10 kilometers and 700 meters respectively, erupted on October 10, 2001, shooting out flames 300 meters in the air. It was the highest record for flames shot from a mud volcano. Underground and submarine mud volcanoes are also located in Azerbaijan.
Mud volcanoes are active all year round. Over the past 200 years, more than 200 major eruptions have been recorded in the country.
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