The Capital City of Azerbaijan: Baku
Area of Azerbaijan: 86.600 km²
Population of Azerbaijan: 10 000 000 people (2019)
Official languages: Azerbaijani (Latin script writing)
Ethnic groups: Azerbaijani, Lezgian, Russian, Talysh, and others
Symbolics: Flag of Azerbaijan, Emblem of Azerbaijan
President of Azerbaijan: Ilham Aliyev
Religion of Azerbaijan: Islam
National currency – Azerbaijani manat
Monetary unit of Azerbaijan: 1 manat = 100 kapik
Driving side: right
Domain zone: .az
Calling code: +994
Time zone: GMT + 4 hours, summer time: GMT + 5 hours
Reasons To Visit Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan is an exotic country in Asia, which is rich in historical, cultural and natural heritage. The mild climate, Caucasus mountains, architecture, people, national cuisine and culture are the perfect combination of East and West, and the combination of Persian, Turkish and Soviet heritage makes it the best place for traveling like no other.
The import of foreign currency is not limited (Declaration is required), the export is limited to the amount stated in the Declaration. Import and export of local currency is allowed only to citizens of Azerbaijan. Persons over the age of 16 are allowed duty-free import of up to 1,000 cigarettes or 1 kg of tobacco products, up to 1.5 liters of spirits, 2 liters of wine, as well as other goods totaling up to $10,000. The import of weapons, ammunition (except for hunting, for which a special permit is issued), drugs and narcotic drugs, animals, photographs and printed materials, which can be considered as directed against the constitutional system of Azerbaijan. It is recommended to declare the imported photo and video equipment.
Arriving & Transport
The most convenient and fastest way to get to Azerbaijan is by plane to the city of Baku and Ganja. Also, you can help to take advantage of a railroad train, bus and car. The railway station and international bus terminal is located in Baku. In Baku there is a subway which help to move quickly within the city. Between the towns of Azerbaijan is also possible to travel by train, bus, minibus or taxi.
Citizens of some states do not need a visa to Azerbaijan. Duration of their stay is no more than 90 days without a visa, with registration at the place of stay. For citizens, who need a visa, after a visa inquiry the approval process takes 3 days.
Best time to visit Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan is unique owing to nine of the eleven existing climatic zones which located on its territory. And each season pleases guests with its unique features. Therefore, tourists come here any time of the year. The purest air, magnificent views, rich culture and many attractions will give you real pleasure, both in summer and in winter.