Mingachevir is the only venue located outside of Baku sitting approximately 4-5hrs drive from Baku.

The city is home to the Azerbaijan Canoe Sprint and Rowing Teams, who ply their trade at the "Kur" Sport and Rowing Centre, the national Olympic training centre.

Located on the picturesque banks of the Kur River, the centre will host three-days of canoe sprint action during the Baku 2015 European Games.

Re-opened on October 4, 2010 by President Ilham Aliev, the centre is one of the best in the world for water sports.

It's state-of-the-art equipment and facilities attract some of the world's top athletes year-round as they train for some of the most prestigious Championships on the sporting calendar.

During Baku 2015 the venue will welcome more than 350 of Europe's best paddlers as they compete for the 15 medals up for grabs.

The venue will hold a capacity of 1300 spectators on days of competition.