About Azerbaijan

Official name: The Republic of Azerbaijan

Capital: Baku

Official language: Azerbaijani

Climate: Most of Azerbaijan is in the subtropical zone.

Within the country, there are several types of climate, from dry and humid subtropical (Lenkoran) to mountain tundra (the high mountains of the Greater Caucasus).

Average annual temperatures range from + 15 ° C in the lowlands to 0 ° C in the mountains.

The average July temperature ranges from + 26 ° C on the plains to + 5 ° C in the highlands, and the average January temperature ranges from + 3 to –10 ° C. The summer is dry. In the mountains and foothills, the maximum amount of precipitation falls in April – September, in Lankoran – in the winter period.

Territory: 86,600 km²

Currency: Manat

Useful phone numbers: Police, ambulance, Ministry of Emergency Situations – by one telephone – (city code) – 103.

Transport: The fare is: subway – 30 cent, bus – 30 cent at a distance of 30 km, 30 – up to 50 km and 35 – 40 cent – more than 50 km. Taxis in Azerbaijan work without a meter, payment is made by agreement.

Opening hours of food and department stores: Most grocery and department stores work from 10.00 to 23.00 seven days a week.

Availability of mobile communications: There are three main 3G mobile operators in the country: Azercell, Bakcell and Nar.

Availability of ATMs and distribution of credit cards: There are ATMs in all cities of Azerbaijan.

Large stores, prestigious restaurants and hotels accept credit cards.

Only diplomatic and consular missions of foreign countries are exempt from taxes, including VAT.

Remoteness of automobile and railway stations: from the center of Baku 5-7 km.

International Airport. G. Aliyev is located 25 km from the center of Baku. The train and bus stations can be reached by bus and subway, and the airport can only be reached by taxi.

Festive and non-working days:

January 1 – New Year;

January 20 – Day of the Khojaly tragedy;

March 8 – International Women’s Day;

March 21 – Novruz Bayramy;

March 31 – the Day of the Genocide of Azerbaijanis;

May 9 – Victory Day;

May 28 – Republic Day;

June 26 – Day of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan;

October 18 – Independence Day;

November 12 – Constitution Day;

November 17th – National Revival Day;

December 31 is the Day of Solidarity of World Azerbaijanis.

Muslim religious holidays are celebrated:

Kurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifice);

Ramazan Bayram (feast of fasting) and others.