Country Profile

Population: 9,754,830
Capital city: Baku
Languages: Azerbaijani

Azerbaijan is located in the south-eastern part of the Transcaucasian region, western Asia. It borders to the north - with Russia, in the north-west - with Georgia in the south - with Iran, in the west - with Armenia, in the extreme south-west - with Turkey. In the east it is washed by the Caspian Sea. Its area is 86 600 sq. m. km. In addition to the mainland it composes of numerous small islands of the Caspian Sea (Baku and Absheron archipelago).

In Azerbaijan, you can see all kinds of terrain: the mountains and lowlands and plains, and valleys. Approximately half of the territory of Azerbaijan occupied by mountains in the north - the Greater Caucasus mountain range to the south-west - the backbone of the Lesser Caucasus. The highest point in the country is Bazarduzu mountain or Dividing Range (4466 m). In the central part of the country is the Kura-Araz lowland, in the south-east - Lankaran lowland.

The subsurface resources contain oil, iron ore, non-ferrous metals. Azerbaijan mountains are covered with shady forests. Real decoration of Azerbaijani lands is its mountain lakes. The lakes Batabat, Miguel Maralgol and others have distinctive and unique beauty. There are over 1000 mineral springs, the most famous - Badamly, Istisu, Sirab. Flora and fauna of Azerbaijan are also rich and diverse. In the republic there are 9 out of 11 of the world's climate zones.

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Artistic gymnastics: Azerbaijan, Turkey split team golds
Azerbaijan, Turkey on top at Solidarity Games
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Azerbaijani judo fighter Shikhalizade became champion
Double gold for Turkey in shooting
Azerbaijan off to golden start with double gold
Azerbaijani judo team wins first gold at Baku 2017
Gurer gets another gold for Turkey
Azerbaijan’s Aghayev qualifies for karate semi-final
Azerbaijan's first gold of Games for Lunev
Opening Ceremony starts with a bang
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Turkey and Azerbaijan on top in women's handball
Smiles all around for Azerbaijan and Turkey
Turkey and Azerbaijan win in women's tournament
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Azerbaijan and Cameroon in entertaining stalemate
Azerbaijan ready to take on giants
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Azerbaijan seek medals blitz at Games
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Solidarity Games coming over Baku horizon
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Gymnasts to represent Azerbaijan announced
U-23 football team schedule
Journey from the Caspian in Ganja
Team sport draw results announced
Always try to reach the top!
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Nazim Babayev: "No time to stop!"
Judo “Grand-Slam” competition held
Master classes with Athlete Ambassadors
Video Interview with Rafael Aghayev
Akif Aliyev: Relaxing weakens the athlete
Boris Kirillov - I'm ready!
Meet Oloxan Musayev, Paralympic athlete
Niyamaddin Pashayev: "We believe in our athletes"
Interview with Rustam Orujov
Video interview with Oleg Stepko
A day with tennis player Zuleykha Safarova
Interview with Marina Durunda
Athlete & Celebrity Ambassadors announced
Interview with Farid Mansurov
Interview with President of Wushu Sanda Federation
Interview with Vice President of Table Tennis Federation
Interview with Karate World Champion
Interview with Secretary General of Azerbaijan's Judo Federation
Interview with Secretary General of Weightlifting Federation
Interview with Head Coach of Azerbaijan’s Powerlifting Federation
The organizing committee for IV ISG in Baku 2017
Signed agreement about IV Islamic Solidarity Games
NOC of Azerbaijan Republic will be represented in ISSF
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