Welcome to Azerbaijan

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  AZERBAIJAN - Republic of Azerbaijan                                                                             Home

Capital: Baku
Large Cities: Gandja, Sumgait
Languages: Azeri, Turkish, Russian
Religion: Islam
Currency: Manat

Azerbaijan, a former Soviet Republic, borders Iran and Turkey. Became independent in December 1991. A new constitution with more powers for the president was approved in '95.

History: In January 1990, there were violent disturbances in Baku and on the Armenian border over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijanis are Muslims and Armenians Christians. Inside Azerbaijan is Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian-majority region. Inside Armenia is Nakhichevan autonomous republic, which is a part of Azerbaijan. Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia escalated in 1992,'93 and '94.

Agriculture products: Grain, cotton, grapes, fruits, vegetables, tobacco, silk and dairy products. Natural resources: Oil, iron, aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, precious metals, limestone and salt. Industry: Oil, copper, chemical, building material, food, timber, textiles and fishing.

Indian Mission in Azerbaijan:
Embassy of India
31/39 Oktay Karimov street
Ganjlik, District- Narimanov
Baku -370069, Azerbaijan
Tel: 00-99-412-474186, 416053
Fax: 00-994-12-472572
E-mail: eibaku@adanet.az

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  Useful Links,with tourism flavour

* Skylife Travel - Provides all travel-related services, including travel in and out of Azerbaijan and lodging information.

* Sputnik International, Azerbaijan - Tourism company arranging tours abroad for local clients and inbound tours for foreign guests.

* Musado Wild Nature - Offers guided hunting, fishing, falconry, birdwatching, mountaineering, and tourism. Based in Baku.

* AYF Safari - Azerbaijan - Offers guided hunting and fishing trips.

* US State Department - Azerbaijan Consular Information Sheet - Offers general country and travel information including entry and exit requirements, safety and security, crime, health and transport.

* Lonely Planet - World Guide: Azerbaijan - Comprehensive facts and advice for traveling along with background material on the culture and history of the country.

* A to Z of Azerbaijan - Travel guide to Azerbaijan. Includes tourist information, maps, photos, history, culture, contacts, and weather.

* Columbus Guides - World Travel Guide: Azerbaijan - Tourist and business travel information with facts on climate, visa, health, passport, currency and customs requirements.

* Worldsurface.com - Azerbaijan Guide - Sustainable tourism for independent travellers and backpackers in Azerbaijan.

* Azerbaijan - Travel Adventures and Photographs - Contains many pictures from Azerbaijan. Each picture can be sent as a postcard.


Suggest the websites related to the Tourism In Azerbaijan to list in our directory. Only the tourism flavoured websites will be accepted.