Azerbaijan is a country of 87000 km² and 10 million inhabitants on the Caspian Sea, south of the greater Caucasus mountain range.
It has been settled since the stone age and over time was ruled by a number of empires. It came under Persian rule in the 16th century and became part of the Russian empire in the 19th century. The Soviet republic became an independent state in 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Azerbaijan is a relatively well-off country, mainly due to its huge petroleum reserves. The infrastructure is better developed for instance than in neighbouring Georgia.
The east of the country is relatively dry, while the mountainous west is quite green and has a mild climate.
Azerbaijan doesn't have much in terms of historical attractions, but has pleasant landscapes and beautiful mountain areas.
92% of people in Azerbaijan are ethnic Azerbaijanis, 98% are Muslim. The capital of Azerbaijan is Baku.
Baku photo gallery  - 174 pictures of Baku
Juma mosque photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Juma mosque
Yeddi Gumbaz mausoleum photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Yeddi Gumbaz mausoleum
174 photos of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan
15 photos of the Juma mosque in Shamakhi, Azerbaijan
14 photos of the Yeddi Gumbaz mausoleum, a cemetery on a hill close to Shamakhi
Lahic photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Lahic
Qabala photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Qabala
Qobustan national park photo gallery  - 48 pictures of Qobustan national park
Church of Kish photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Church of Kish
20 photos of Lahic, a picturesque traditional village in Azerbaijan
10 photos of Qabala, a city in the Caucasus mountain range in northern Azerbaijan
48 photos of the Qobustan national park, a UNESCO world heritage site with petroglyphs
12 photos of the Albanian church of Kish, a 12th century church converted to a museum
Sheki photo gallery  - 35 pictures of Sheki
Zaqatala photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Zaqatala
35 photos of Sheki, a historic city in northwestern Azerbaijan
15 photos of Zaqatala, a small city in northwestern Azerbaijan with a Russian fortress
Miscellaneous images photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Miscellaneous images
22 photos of the Diri Baba mausoleum and other photos of Azerbaijan
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