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Azerbaijan Travel Notes -- Azerbaijan was a former republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Together with Armenia, and Georgia it forms a region known as Transcaucasia. Find out more about Azerbaijan @ Travel Notes.

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Azerbaijan was a former republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Together with Armenia, and Georgia it forms a region known as Transcaucasia.

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Azerbaijan Country Information, Azerbaijan Embassies, Azerbaijan Travel Guides, Baku, Cheap Hotels and Hostels in Azerbaijan, Language and Culture, Map of Azerbaijan, Message Boards, Visiting Azerbaijan.

Transcaucasia

Countries neighbouring Azerbaijan are: Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Russia.

Map of Azerbaijan

Although Azerbaijan borders Iran, the Azeris play their football in the European qualifying zone.

When you go to Azerbaijan, it doesn't feel like Europe at all.

Azerbaijan Country Information

Conflict flared in the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave of Azerbaijan, where most of the Armenian minority live, between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the late 1980s. Armenia gained control of the mountainous enclave in 1994 and 1995.

The least urbanised of the three Transcaucasian republics, Azerbaijan became an independent republic in 1991.

President of The Republic of Azerbaijan:
The online home of the top office in government.

Karabakh:
Independent non-profit community increasing public awareness about Karabakh and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

National Holidays in Azerbaijan

January 1 - New Year's Day.
January 20 - Day of the Martyrs.
March 8 - Women's Day.
March 21 - Novruz Bayrami.
May 9 - Victory in WW II Day.
May 28 - Republic Day.
June 15 - National Salvation Day.
June 26 - Army and Navy Day.
October 18 - National Independence Day.
November 12 - Constitution Day.
November 17 - Day of National Revival.
December 31 - Day of Solidarity of Azerbaijanis throughout the World.

Baku

The capital of Azerbaijan is a port on the Caspian Sea, in close proximity to major oil fields.

The city was the seat of the Shirvan khans in the 12th century, then changed hands between the Persians and the Russians a couple of times.

Old Quarter

The old part of the city is of most interest to travellers.

Stroll through the narrow streets of the large fortress of Icheri-Shekher, with its mosques and a minaret dating from 1078. The 17th century khan's palace is now a museum.

Baku Diary:
Collection of articles giving a glimpse of City Life for the foreigner.

Baku Pages:
Includes some useful tips for visitors to Baku.

Baku Sun:
Azerbaijan's English-language newspaper.

Baku Weather:
View a graphical weather forecast for the week ahead in Baku.

Accommodation in Baku

Hotels in Baku:
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Visiting Azerbaijan

Try to visit the northern regions of Kuba, Shaki and Zakataly.

The nature in these places is very beautiful and in Shaki you can visit the 18th century Shaki Khan's Palace; a World Heritage Monument.

Nakhchivan

The Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic is rich in historical and artistic architectural monuments.

Sheki

Sheki is one of the oldest towns in Azerbaijan. Being the capital of the Sheki khanate, Sheki played an important role in the development of the Azerbaijan culture.

Xinaliq

An ancient and remote Caucasian village high up in the mountains of Azerbaijan. While the village is largely untouched by tourism, there is a guest house there for those adventurous few who venture up into the mountains.

Tourism in Azerbaijan:
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan presents some of the historical monuments you should see on a visit to Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan Embassies

Azerbaijan Embassies Abroad

Embassy of Azerbaijan in Beijing:
Qijiayuan Diplomatic Compound, Villa No. 4-2, Beijing, 100600, P.R.China.

Embassy of Azerbaijan in Moscow:
Moscow 103009, Leontievsky Per. (Ul. Stanislavskovo) 16.

Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington, DC:
2741 34th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008.

Embassies in Azerbaijan

Embassy of Italy in Baku:
Kichik Gala Street 44, Baku.

Embassy of Norway in Baku:
6-10 Vagif Mustafa-zade Kucesi, Baku.

Embassy of The United Kingdom in Baku:
45 Khagani Street, Baku.

Embassy of The United States of America in Baku:
83 Azadlig Prospect, Baku.

Language and Culture

The use of Russian is in decline and the official language of Azerbaijan is Azeri; a Turkic language of the Uralic-Altaic family.

Azeris are traditionally Muslims and Shiite Islam is experiencing a revival.

The Georgian, Armenian, and Slavic minorities are more likely to be Orthodox Christians.

English-Azerbaijani Phrasebook:
This dictionary and phrasebook includes over 4,000 entries, plus an introduction to basic grammar and helpful phrasebook chapters covering subjects such as etiquette, the office, government, and food and drink.

World Class Azeris:
Interviews with Azeris who excel in art, music and science..

Azerbaijan Travel Guides

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