A half of known 800 Mud Volcanoes of the world are located on the territory of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is in the first place in the world for the amount of mud volcanoes. That’s why Azerbaijan is said to be a hometown of Mud Volcanoes. Some of them are included in UNESCO’s Specially Guarded Natural Monuments List.
Local people call them “yanardagh” (burning mountain), “pilpila” (terrace), “gaynacha” (boiling water) and “bozdag” (grey mountain) alongside its geographical name – mud volcanoes.