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Azerbaijan Flag The Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azerbaycan Respublikasi) is a country in the Caucasus region, on the boundary between eastern Europe and western Asia. It shares land borders with Armenia, Georgia, Iran, and Russia, and has a coast on the eastern shore of the landlocked Caspian Sea. Additionally, Azerbaijan territory also includes an exclave, Nakhchivan, which borders Armenia, Iran, and Turkey.

As of 2010, Azerbaijan had a population of about 9 million. The capital and largest city, Baku (Azerbaijani: Baki), as of 2009, had an estimated population of 2,039,700.

Map of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Country Details


Country Name Azerbaijan
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Eastern Europe
Flag Azerbaijan Flag
Principal Language Azerbaijan
Capital Baku
Major Towns/Cities
  • Baku (Capital)
  • Ganja
  • Khirdalan
  • Lankaran
  • Mingachevir
  • Nakhchivan City
  • Shaki
  • Shirvan
  • Sumqayit
  • Yevlakh


  • Web Sites about Azerbaijan


    Ismayilli, Azerbaijan
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    TV Tower, Baku, Azerbaijan

    Books about Azerbaijan


    Here are some books about travel to Azerbaijan:

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    Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Tom Masters & John Noble

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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the historic winding lanes of Old Town, Georgia, slow down in Azerbaijan at an outdoor cafe, and take in the views at Armenia's mountaintop monasteries; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan and begin your journey now!

    Inside the Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan Travel Guide:

    Colour maps and images throughout

    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, landscape, architecture, greetings, etiquette
    • Over 52 colour maps
    • Covers Georgia, Tbilisi, Abkhazia, Adjara, Great Cauasus, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Armenia, Terevan, Azerbaijan, Baku, Naxcivan, Nagorno-Karabakh and more.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards winner in Favorite Travel Guide category for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

    Azerbaijan: With Excursions To Georgia
    By Mark Elliott

    Brand: Trailblazer Publications
    Paperback (368 pages)

    Azerbaijan: With Excursions To Georgia
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    Perched beside the oil-rich Caspian Sea, compact, hospitable Azerbaijan is astounding in its scenic variety. Painted moonscape deserts, snow-capped Caucasian peaks, subtropical forests and flower-filled grasslands all lie within a few hours' drive of Baku, the artistically-vibrant, cosmopolitan capital with its UNESCO-recognized walled Old City.

    Since the first edition in 1999 this map-packed book has become the definitive guide for visitors and residents alike. Now in its expanded and fully-updated 4th edition it's more practical than ever.

    • Practical information – Visas, getting to Azerbaijan, where to stay, where to eat
    • Sights and excursions – Discover bubbling mud volcanoes, linguistically-unique stepped villages, ruined castles, a flaming hillside and fire-temple, iron-wood forests, water that ‘catches fire', ‘magical' rocks kissed smooth by superstitious wish-seekers. On foot, by car, 4WD, bus, train or horse be among the first tourists to explore delightful Azerbaijan since Noah sailed across the country 5000 years ago, his Ark carving a great gash through Nakhchivan's Snake Mountain.
    • 190 maps – Includes even more maps, illustrated with over 160 sketches and diagrams. As well as showing hotels, restaurants, bus stops etc, these maps also include landmarks at key unsigned junctions to help motorists and hikers.
    • History, language, cultural tips
    • Excursions to neighbouring Georgia

    Azerbaijan Complete Residents Guide (Explorer - Residents' Guides)
    By Explorer Publishing

    Explorer Publishing
    Paperback (400 pages)

    Azerbaijan Complete Residents Guide (Explorer - Residents  Guides)
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    The Azerbaijan Explorer - Live Work Explore is the ultimate guide to life in Baku and beyond.
    Comprehensive, fun and easy to use, this book covers everything worth
    knowing about Azerbaijan and where to do it. Meticulously updated by a
    resident team of writers, photographers and lovers of life, the resulting
    work holds the most in-depth, practical and accurate coverage of Baku, and further afield in Azerbaijan.
    • The complete insider's guide to living in and loving Azerbaijan
    • Ideal for residents, short-term visitors, business people and tourists
    • Written by experienced authors with intimate knowledge of the city
    • 12 sections on all aspects of moving to, living and working in and enjoying life in Azerbaijan
    • Independent reviews of over 300 restaurants, bars and cafes
    • Illustrated thoughout with full colour photographs
    • Pull Out Map of Azerbaijan
    Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet & Michael Kohn

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (328 pages)

    Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the romance of Georgia's past at Tbilisi Old Town, take a long trip to the Svaneti villages, or hear your voice echo in Geghard; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, literature, cinema, music, dance, architecture, politics, landscapes, and cuisine
    • Over 46 local maps
    • Useful features - including Top Experiences, If You Like (activity guide), and Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar)
    • Coverage of Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Svaneti, Quba, Kazbegi, Abkhazia, Adjara, Kakheti, Naxcivan, Nagorno-Karabakh, Ismayilli, Samtskhe-Javakheti, the Great Caucasus, Gyumri, Zaqatala, Telavi, Geghard, Lahic, Haghpat, Sanahin, and more

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, John Noble, Michael Kohn, and Danielle Systermans.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

    Azerbaijan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
    By Nikki Kazimova

    Brand: Kuperard
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    Azerbaijan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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    For Westerners, the modern state of Azerbaijan may be hard to pinpoint. This small, oil-rich country in the southern Caucasus, on the southwestern shore of the Caspian Sea, only made its way on to the contemporary world map after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. As the world shrinks and competition for precious resources intensifies, the direction this strategically and economically important country takes will affect us all.   The historically tolerant and pluralist Azeri people have an ancient history and a rich culture. Azerbaijan lay on the route of the Great Silk Road, the trade network that connected China with Europe, and its people have lived through centuries of conquests by different imperial powers. It was also situated in the heart of the Great Game, the struggle for control of Central Asia played out between Russia and the West at the turn on the nineteenth century, which seems to be going through a modern remake. Azerbaijan has been called “the quintessential borderland, many times over: between Europe and Asia, Islam and Christianity, Russia and the Middle East, Turks and Iranians, Shi’a and Sunni Islam.”   Azerbaijan was briefly independent after the First World War, when it was the first Muslim state to adopt progressive Western values. A democratic republic with full women’s suffrage, it boasted the first women’s high school, the first opera, and the first female opera composer, as well as the first ballet in the Muslim world.   There followed seventy years of Soviet rule. After a bitter war in 1991–94, areas of Azerbaijan were occupied by neighboring Armenia, and the country has absorbed a huge number of refugees. At the same time, it is experiencing a new oil boom and the economy is growing. Among the people, there is a growing sense of national identity. Culture Smart! Azerbaijan looks at the many facets of this identity and explains the complex workings of Azerbaijani society. It will equip you with vital information and advice about the customs, practices, and sensibilities of a society poised on the brink of change.
    Time Out Baku: and the Best of Azerbaijan (Time Out Guides)
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    Time Out Baku: and the Best of Azerbaijan (Time Out Guides)
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    Baku is a thriving port city of over two million people, located on the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, which has been dubbed the "Paris of the East." An easy flight from Moscow and Istanbul, the city is becoming a mecca for shopping and nightlife, as well as antiques and art. Known as one of the urban hot spots for nightlife and for long hours of sunshine and healthy climate in the summer, Baku also boasts world-class mud volcanoes, salt baths, and a new museum of modern art that houses over 1,000 pieces.
    Lonely Planet Georgia Armenia & Azerbaijan (Multi Country Travel Guide)
    By John Noble & Michael Kohn

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    Lonely Planet Georgia Armenia & Azerbaijan (Multi Country Travel Guide)
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    Discover Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

    Find out which Georgian king wanted the world to walk on his grave
    Clamber down to the snake pit once occupied by St Gregory the illuminator
    Watch the clouds lift above Xinaliq to reveal 360-degree views of the Caucasus mountains
    Discover why you should never toast a Georgian with beer

    In This Guide:

    Expert authors: three. Days of research: 143. Spontaneous on-the-road toasts: lost count
    Expanded coverage of nature reserves, day walks and challenging mountain hikes
    Content updated daily - visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveler insights.
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