🇦🇿 Old City or Inner City (İçərişəhər) is the historical core of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The Old City is the most ancient part of Baku, which is surrounded by walls which were easily defended. In December 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Old City was divided into several quarters, which also served as social divisions. Sometimes, the divisions of the Old City were named after their mosque: for example, Juma Mosque quarter, Shal Mosque quarter, Mahammadyar Mosque quarter, etc.
Neighbourhoods include: • Seyyids, a quarter of clergymen • Aghshalvarlilar, a quarter of city nobles, literally "those with white pants" • Bozbashyemeyenler, a quarter of "those who do not eat meat" • Gemichiler, a quarter of shipbuilders and sailors • Hamamchilar, a quarter of public bath workers • Arabachilar, a quarter of wagoners and cart-drivers • Noyutchuler, a quarter of oil workers • Juhud Zeynallilar, a Jewish quarter • Lezgiler, a quarter of Dagestani armourers and blacksmiths • Gilaklar, a quarter of merchants from Gilan
Icherisheher has a population of over 3,000 people. Icherisheher also forms part of the wider Baku metropolitan area which has a population of over 5,105,200 people.