GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND POPULATION
Azerbaijan is situated in Front Asia, in the east part of Caucasus. The republic borders with Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Turkey and Russia, its total territory is 86.600 sq. km. The population is 8 million people.
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The country is located at the turn of mild and subtropical zones; therefore, the climatic conditions are various.. The number of sunny hours reaches 2900 a year.
The state language is Azeri, besides; the overwhelming majority of the population fluently speak Russian, many of them understand and speak Turkish, Persian, Georgian and other languages. In the hotels, bars and company offices, English is prevalent.
In all the restaurants and bars, alcohol beverages are served. In addition, those wishing to drink can get them in numerous markets without exception.
The national currency is manat (m). 1 US$ = 4.920m. The exchange of any currency is carried out in the banks or numerous exchange offices. The banks usually work from 10.00 to 17.00-18.00. - See Currency Converter below...
In the hotels, big trade centers and supermarkets, international credit cards and US dollars are accepted. In small stores and restaurants cash is paid (as a rule in manats).
Telephone communication is fulfilled without a problem. The hotels have a direct international code link (+44) as well as the accompanying office facilities: faxes, telexes, computers, internet and others. Internet services are also rendered in numerous private agencies. The tokens for the use of public phones are sold in the subway and news-agencies.
Tap water is safe for drinking, but in the hotels and restaurants spring water is mainly used in plastic bottles or boiled water.
The first medical aid is usually free. There are also private paid medical clinics and services, doctors that can speak a foreign language. In the chemists’ there is a big choice of medical-aid and most of them are open 24 hours.
Taxis are readily available in Baku at any time of the day. It is better to establish the price in advance.
• Inhabitants: 9 Million
• Capital : Baku
• Area: 86.600 km2 (113th in the world)
• Languages spoken: Azerbaijan Language and Russian language
• Driving: On the right side of the road
• Religion: Muslim
• Founded: 18-10-1991
• President: Ilham Aliyev
• Currency: AZN (Azerbaijan Manat) rate+/- €100,-= AZN110,-
• Country code telephone: ++994
• Inhabitants:4 million
• Area: 2.130 km2
• Number 8 in list of cities with best nightlife
• Climate: Dessert climate what means that there are hot and dry summers and cold and occasionaly wet winters
The average annual temperature of Baku and that of the Earth differ by less than 0.1 °C (0.18 °F) : it is 14.2 °C (57.6 °F).