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Azerbaijan is one of the most unique places in the world to visit. There are 11 defined climate zones in the world today and this nation has 9 of them found somewhere within its borders.

It’s not quite Europe in its feel, but it isn’t quite Asia either. You’ll find banana trees within sight of mountain tundras as you get ready to spend some time at the beach, along with some additional incredible exploration opportunities during your stay.

History Seems To Be Around Every Corner

Azerbaijan is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Old City of Baku. As one of the most populated places in the entire Middle East, this area is mentioned several times in ancient Roman and Greek literature. Some of the historical monuments within the country, such as the Maiden Tower, date back to the 12th century.

Mud Volcanoes Provide a Unique Experience

If the historical sites aren’t going to fill up your entire itinerary, then perhaps viewing the hundreds of mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan will. Almost half of the world’s mud volcanoes are found within the borders of this nation and eruptions happen almost every day. The ground rumbles, the mud has large bubbles form within it, and then an explosion of gas occurs. 23 of these volcanoes are part of the country’s national park system.

Don’t Miss the Flames of Baku

Alexandre Dumas might be famous for books like The Count of Monte Cristo, but his journals of a visit to Azerbaijan are also worth reading. Of note are the experiences he had in Boku with the flames that have given this area the nickname the “Land of Fire.” He wrote of mysterious flames that had an other-worldly quality over 150 years ago – and you can experience these flames for yourself today as well.

Azerbaijan offers visitors a modern experience that is still unique thanks to the influences of geology and its placement at the crossroads of the ancient Silk Road.

City A-Z

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Baku, capital of Azerbaijan

Located on the Caspian Sea, Baku is the largest city in Azerbaijan and it is unique because it is the lowest lying capital in the world. Sitting at 92 feet below sea level, the city consists of two primary sections: the downtown area and the old inner city. There’s a wide range of cultural activities that you’ll be able to enjoy during a visit, from the local art and history museums to the fun park spaces that are sprinkled throughout...

Travel resources for Azerbaijan.

How is the weather in Azerbaijan ?

Baku
clear sky
25 ° C
25 °
25 °
69 %
6.7kmh
0 %
Sun
31 °
Mon
24 °
Tue
20 °
Wed
25 °
Thu
24 °

Official holidays in Azerbaijan

Below you can see a list of the official holidays

DateEnglishRemarks
January 1New YearFixed
January 2New YearFixed
January 20Martyrs' DayFixed
March 8International Women's DayFixed
NovruzSpring FestivalVariable
May 9Victory DayFixed
May 28Republic DayFixed
June 15National Salvation DayFixed
June 26Azerbaijan Armed Forces DayFixed
October 18Independence DayFixed
November 9Flag DayFixed
December 31International Solidarity Day of AzerbaijanisFixed
Ramazan Bayram?Ramazan Bayram?Variable 2 days
Gurban Bayram?Gurban Bayram?Variable 2 days
Azerbaijan

List of Airports in Azerbaijan IATA

Below you can see a list of IATA airports in Azerbaijan, sorted in International, Domestic and Regional airports. Use the search field if you need information about a specific airport.

CITYCOUNTRYICAOIATANAMETYPE
BakuAzerbaijanUBBBGYDHeydar Aliyev International AirportInternational
GanjaAzerbaijanUBBGKVDGanja International AirportInternational
LankaranAzerbaijanUBBLLLKLankaran International AirportInternational
NakhchivanAzerbaijanUBBNNAJNakhchivan International Airport (public / military)International
Qabala (Gabala / Q?b?l?)AzerbaijanUBBQGBBQabala International AirportInternational
ZaqatalaAzerbaijanUBBYZTUZaqatala International AirportInternational
YevlakhAzerbaijanUBEEYLVYevlakh AirportDomestic
BakuAzerbaijanUBTTZXTZabrat AirportDomestic
Lis of Azerbaijan IATA Airports

Largest city in Azerbaijan

Below you can see a sortable list of the largest cities in the country

RankNamePop.State
1Baku2.150.800Absheron
2Mingachevir947.000Aran
3Lankaran853.000Lankaran
4Ganja821.000Ganja-Qazakh
5Shirvan809.000Aran
6Nakhchivan783.000Nakhchivan
7Shamkir696.000Ganja-Qazakh
8Shaki664.000Shaki-Zaqatala
9Yevlakh663.000Aran
10Khachmaz648.000Guba-Khachmaz
11Agdam598.000Yukhari-Karabakh
12Jalilabad564.000Lankaran
13Khankandi551.000Yukhari-Karabakh
14Agjabadi469.000Aran
15Shamakhi437.000Daglig-Shirvan
16Fuzuli420.000Yukhari-Karabakh
17Salyan413.000Aran
18Barda386.000Aran
19Neftchala382.000Aran
20Sumqayit298.000Absheron

What is the capital of Azerbaijan

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Baku, capital of Azerbaijan

Located on the Caspian Sea, Baku is the largest city in Azerbaijan and it is unique because it is the lowest lying capital in the world. Sitting at 92 feet below sea level, the city consists of two primary sections: the downtown area and the old inner city. There’s a wide range of cultural activities that you’ll be able to enjoy during a visit, from the local art and history museums to the fun park spaces that are sprinkled throughout...