ABOUT COUNTRY

Welcome to Azerbaijan!

The first state in the territory of modern Azerbaijan was founded in the 9th century BC. Many various tribes with different origins, culture and religion have been living here in ancient times.

The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, a state in the eastern part of Transcaucasia on the coast of the Caspian Sea, belongs to the Near East and the Middle East, and, according to some sources, partly to Eastern Europe.

Has a land border with Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Iran.

At sea, Azerbaijan borders with Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran.

The area of ​​the country is 86.6 thousand km.

CAPITAL

Baku is the largest port on the Caspian Sea and the largest city in the Caucasus.
The city is located on the southern shore of the Absheron peninsula. According to its antiquity, the size of the territory and population, Baku is known as one of the largest cities in the Caucasus.

Timezone

Gmt (GMT) +4, Daylight Saving Time: gmt + 5 hours.
Mains voltage
220/240 volts, 50 Hz. The rosettes are of the Eastern European type.

Phone service

Available throughout the country. International code of Azerbaijan +994. Long-distance and international calls can be dialed from any part of the country. Mobile operators provide perfect quality of communication for their subscribers even in hard-to-access regions of the country.

Mobile service

The standard gsm 900. It covers almost the whole country. The largest operators: azercelltelekom, bakcell, narmobile.

INTERNET

It is widely available in Baku as well as in other cities of the country. Internet domain: AZ

Climate

The most common climatic types of Azerbaijan are considered the climate of semi-deserts and dry steppes, as well as a moderately warm climate.
The monthly temperature is 22-29 degree in summer and in winter - 2-3 degrees.
Occupying a relatively small territory, Azerbaijan has unique natural features, representing nine climatic zones out of the existing eleven: from the subtropical zone to the alpine meadows in the highlands.
* It is not recommended to drink water from the tap, we advise you to buy bottled water.

The population

The population of Azerbaijan as a whole is more than 10 million, and approximately 4 million are in the population of Baku.

Language

Language - The official language is the Azerbaijani - Turkic group of languages, refers to the Oguz subgroup, which uses writing on the basis of the Latin alphabet.
The population of Azerbaijan is also fluent in Russian.

Religion

According to the current constitution, Azerbaijan is a secular Muslim state.
The majority of believers are Shiite Muslims.
Orthodoxy, Jews and representatives of other religions feel quite comfortable here.

Clothes

There are no restrictions in terms of clothing in Azerbaijan, but it is still worth emphasizing the local mentality. If you are going to visit the mosque, then it is better to get familiarized in advance with the preferred form of clothing for religious places. The main requirements for men are clothes below the elbows and knees and for women covering the head with a handkerchief.

Crime

Azerbaijan occupies the highest positions in the ratings of safe countries for tourists. It is preferably to follow the generally accepted norms of movement and communication, respect the local population, their country and traditions, and Azerbaijan will surprise you with its hospitality and kindness.

Currency

The official currency in Azerbaijan is Azerbaijani Manat (AZM).
Currency
1 manat = 100 gyapik(coins). Banknotes with denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 manat, as well as metal coins of 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 and 50 are in value.
Foreign currency - US dollars, pound sterling, euro and Russian rubles are exchanged for Azerbaijani manats in all banks. In addition, the exchange can be made in the official currency exchange offices available everywhere.
Credit cards and debit cards are accepted for payment, mainly in large supermarkets of the capital, shops, in majority of hotels and banks. The usage of credit cards in the regions is possible only in hotels and banks.

Working hours

The working day in Azerbaijan starts at 10:00 and officially ends at 18:00. Although all the shops work 7 days a week until 22:30, almost all pharmacies for 24 hours, banks have 24 hour branches, and shopping malls are closed at midnight.