Azerbaijan is officially called the Republic of Azerbaijan. It is located in Eurasia’s South Caucasus region. It shares its border with Georgia, Armenia in the West, Iran in the south, Russia in the North, and the Caspian Sea in the East. It became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. The majority part of Azerbaijan is in the western region of Asia and it is called an Asian country. Azerbaijan is a member of 38 international Organizations and has diplomatic relations with almost 1598 countries in the world.
Holidays in Azerbaijan
|January 01||New Year’s Day||Yeni il|
|January 02||New Year’s Holiday||Yeni il|
|January 20||Martyrs Day Holiday||Commemorates Black January (1990) when Soviet Union troops entered Baku and Killed more than 130 Civilians|
|March 08||Women’s Day||Weekday closet to International Women’s Day|
|March 20||Novruz||Spring Festival. Persian New Year|
|March 21||Novruz Holiday||Spring Festival. Persian New Year|
|March 22||Novruz Holiday||Spring Festival. Persian New Year|
|March 23||Novruz Holiday||Probable holiday|
|March 24||Novruz Holiday||Probable holiday|
|May 09||Victory Day||Celebrated victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War|
|May 28||Republic Day||Founding of Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (1918)|
|May 13||Ramazan Bayrami||Eid-Al-Fitr|
|May 14||Ramazan Bayrami Holiday||Eid-Al-Fitr|
|June 15||National Salvation Day Holiday||15 June of following Monday|
|June 28||Azerbaijan Armed Forces Day|
|July 20||Gurban Bayrami||Festival of Sacrifice|
|July 21||Gurban Bayrami Holiday||Festival of Sacrifice|
|October 18||Independence Day||Not a non-working Day|
|November 09||Flag Day Holiday||The Azerbaijan Flag was first adopted in 1918|
|December 31||World Azerbaijan Solidarity Day||Celebrated since 1991|
Capital of Azerbaijan
Baku is the present capital of Azerbaijan. Being located on the western Caspian Sea this city is industrial, cultural, and political capital.
Traditions of Azerbaijan
Music and folk dance is Azerbaijan’s thousand years old traditions. The popular musical traditions are Mugham, meykhana, and Ashiq. While performing Mugham singers bring their emotions to singing, one of the best singers of all time is Alim Qasimov.
President of Azerbaijan
The present president of Azerbaijan is Ilham Aliyev. He was elected in 2003, on October-31 as a 4th president of Azerbaijan.
Prime Minister of Azerbaijan
Novruz Mammadov is the current Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. The prime Minster serves as the head of government.
Population of Azerbaijan
The total estimated population is 9,985,482. It is equivalent to 0.13% of the total population world’s population. Azerbaijan ranked on 91st number among the most populated countries.
Flag of Azerbaijan
The national flag is consist of three horizontal bars of the color blue, red, and green along with eight-pointed star and crescent in the center of the red band.
Currency of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani manat is the national currency. The official code is AZN.
Religion of Azerbaijan
The national religion of Azerbaijan is Islam. 96.9% of the total population belongs to Islam and the majority of the remaining population is non-religious.
Dialing Code of Azerbaijan
The international dialing code of Azerbaijan is +994.
Crime Rate of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan has crime index 31.14 and safety index 68.86 in the world.
|Crime Rates||Index Number||Comments|
|Crime Increasing Rate in Past 3 Years||44.83||Moderate|
|Thing stolen & Home Broken cases||28.54||Low|
|Being Mugged & Robbed cases||30.75||Low|
|Car stolen cases||22.27||Low|
|Thing from car stolen cases||36.52||Low|
|Being Attacked worries||28.07||Low|
|Being insulted worries||30.65||Low|
|Being attacked based on Religion & colour worries||16.96||Very Low|
|Using & Dealing in Drugs Cases||31.86||Low|
|Violent Crime such as Armed Robbery||21.74||Low|
Famous Airports of Azerbaijan
Due to diplomatic relation with 150+ countries, Azerbaijan has numerous national and international flight operations on a daily basis. Some of the busiest airports are Akstafa Airport serves Aghstafa city, Heydar Aliyev International Airport serves Baku city, Zabrat Airport serves Baku city, Balakan Airport serves Balakan city, and Ganja International Airport serves Ganja city.
Area of Azerbaijan
The total area of Azerbaijan is 86, 600 sq. Kilometres.
GDP of Azerbaijan
In 2017, the estimated GDP of Azerbaijan is worth alm0st 40.75 billion US Dollars. It is equivalent to 0.07% percent of the total world’s economy.
Sports of Azerbaijan
The national sport of Azerbaijan is Freestyle Wrestling. Also, the football, chess, weightlifting, judo, futsal, and boxing are very much loved by locals.