Travel to Azerbaijan country and get transported to a world where traditions and modernity unite. Globally famed as the'land of eternal fire', the country rests in the Eurasia region under the quaint shadow of the Caucasus mountains. Get a chance to observe the globe's largest number of mud volcanos, 40000 years old petroglyphs, the mountain with never-ending fire, all this while you experience the most delectable Middle Eastern cuisine of this country. Witness a fine fusion of multiple civilizations in its heart and body. Step on to the land of the ancient man and learn all about the primitive way of life. Drive a few hundred kilometres and travel into a futuristic world. Explore the multi-dimensional shades of wonderous Azerbaijan with us.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT AZERBAIJAN
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Azerbaijan
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Presidential Republic
CAPITAL & LARGEST CITY: Baku (Baki, Baky)
POPULATION: 10,046,516 (July 2018 est.)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Azerbaijani (Azeri)
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Azerbaijani (Azeri) 92.5%, Russian, Armenian, Other
ETHNICITY: Azerbaijani 91.6%, Lezghin 2%, Russian 1.3%, Armenian 1.3%, Talysh 1.3%, Other 2.4%
CURRENCY: Manat ₼ (AZN)
MAP REFERRED: ASIA (geopolitically, Azerbaijan considers itself part of Europe)
AREA: 86,600 Sq Km
LAND: 82,629 Sq Km
WATER: 3,971 Sq Km
LOWEST POINT: Caspian Sea 28 M
HIGHEST POINT: Bazarduzu Dagi 4,466 M
COASTLINE: 0 Km (landlocked)
Armenia 996 km
Georgia 428 km
Iran 689 km
Russia 338 km
Turkey 17 km
FAMOUS FOR: Flaming Tower | Ancient Petroglyphs | Salt Caves | Islamic Architecture | Mud Volcanos | Caravanserais | Jam Teas | Carpet Museum | Music Sports | Gold Jewellery | Little Venice | Turk-Persian Cuisine | Mugham | Hammams | Karabakh Horse
NATIONAL SYMBOLS:Flames of Fire
TIME ZONE: AZT (UTC+04)
ETHNICITY:Azerbaijani 91.6%, Lezghin 2%, Russian 1.3%, Armenian 1.3%, Talysh 1.3%, Other 2.4%
DRIVING SIDE: Right
AIRPORTS IN AZERBAIJAN: Baku Airport | Ganja Airport | Nakhichevan Airport | Lankaran Airport | Zaqatala Airport
Network / Connectivity
Internet can be expensive in Azerbaijan. Hence, we advise you to make use of the Free Wi-Fi zones as much as possible. When in Baku, you would find several Free Wi-Fi zones like the National Flag Square, Airport, Sahil Park, Sabir Park, Winter Park, along with Port Baku and Port Baku Mall.
The primary internet service provider is Baktelekom. The government mostly keeps the internet free from any filters, but heavily monitors any kind of political opposition online. It has often led to the arrest of several political activists and bloggers.
The internet service is scarce in remote areas. So, use your data wisely. Heck! Keep creating that album, plug off and enjoy the simplicity of the place, before you are ready to reconnect to the digital world.
You would need to unlock your mobile phone to suit another sim card, should you choose to buy a local sim in Azerbaijan. Most mobile service providers offer good coverage in the country. All you need to do is activate International Roaming on your number.
International calling can be expensive though. It is better to go for VoIP service, i.e, Voice over Internet Protocol service such as Skype to make international calls for Free. You can easily find these at an internet cafe in the country.