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About Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN

 Location: South Caucasus

 Area: 86,600 km2

 Population: 9,867,250

About Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, also known as the Land of Fire, is a country with a fascinating history and unique cultural heritage. Azerbaijan has a total land area of 86,600 km2. The climate, geography and topog…

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MAIDEN TOWER

 Location: Old City, Baku

 Type: Tower

 Completion date: 12th century

Maiden Tower – rises to a height of 32 meters and has a diameter of 16.5 meters. The walls on the ground floor are five meters thick. The interior has been divided into eight floors and each floor has a cupola ceil…

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YANARDAG

 Location: Absheron District

 Type: Burning Mountain

 Height: 10-15 meters

Yanardag –  (Azerbaijani: Yanar Dağ, meaning "burning mountain") is a natural gas fire, which blazes continuously on a hillside on the Absheron Peninsula on the Caspian Sea near Baku, in Mahammadi village. Sometimes f…

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ATESHGAH

 Location: Absheron District

 Type: Ancient Syncretic

 History: 17th-18th centuries

The Temple of Fire “Ateshgah” is located 30 km from Baku, in the south-eastern part of the settlement of Surakhani of Absheron Peninsula. “Ateshgah” was built in the place of eternal unquenchable fir…

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GOBUSTAN

 Location: Absheron District

 Type: Ancient

 History: 12th century BC

Gobustan State Historical and Artistic Reserve is the place where archaeological monuments are preserved. The reserve is located in 56 km from Baku. There is also a museum there.

Gobustan has a special place wi…

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SHAKI

 Location: Azerbaijan

 Area: 9 km2

 Population: 68,360

Shaki is situated in northern Azerbaijan on the southern part of the Greater Caucasus mountain range, 370 km from Baku and 700 meters above the sea level. Shaki with 2700 years of history, was also known as Nukha, is enclosed by…

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GUBA

 Location: Azerbaijan

 Elevation: 600 m

 Population: 38,100

Guba is located on the north-eastern flanks of hills of the Shahdag mountain belonging to the Greater Caucasus mountains at the altitude of 600 m above sea level on the blank of Gudial river at the distance of 168 km from Ba…

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SHAHDAG

 Location: Azerbaijan

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Shahdag – is a mountain peak of the Greater Caucasus range, the elevation of the peak is 4243 meters, located in Gusar region of Azerbaijan.

“The Shahdag Mountain Resort Complex” was open to the public in 2012. It is located in …

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GABALA

 Location: Azerbaijan

 Area: 1,548 km2

 Population: 12,808

Gabala – During the archaeological excavations near the village of Chukhur Gabala the remains of ancient Gabala city were found. The ruins of the ancient town are situated in 2 km south-east of the middle ages city site of Ga…

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MINGACHEVIR

 Location: Azerbaijan

 Density: 2,200/km2

 Population: 102,861

The city is located 4 hours away from Baku, has modern buildings with interesting architecture including a large new mosque. As of particular interest of city guests are places near Kura with good restaurants and tea hous…

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LANKARAN

 Location: Azerbaijan

 Area: 1,539.4 km2

 Population: 51,300

Lankaran is located in the south-eastern part of Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea. This is one of the brightest and most beautiful cities in the country. Exquisite architecture, a wonderful climate and beautiful natural landsc…

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MASALLI

 Location: Azerbaijan

 Area: 

 Population: 9,400

Masalli region, located in the south of Azerbaijan, 270 km away from the capital city is known for its subtropical climate, azure beaches on the coast of the Caspian Sea and the abundance of hot springs, the most famous of which is Is…

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GOYGOL

 Location: Azerbaijan

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Goygol district located in the western part of Azerbaijan, 450 km away from Baku is one of the most picturesque regions of the country. The State Goygol reserve is located on the bank of the famous Goygol lake. The main attraction of Goyg…

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LERIK

 Location: Azerbaijan

 Area: 1,083.6 km2

 Population: 76,400

Lerik – is one the most ancient settlements. It’s located in 300 km from Baku. The borders are Yardimli to the south and the south-west, Lankaran to the north-east, Masalli to the north-west, Astara to the south-east. Talis…

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SHAMAKHI

 Location: Azerbaijan

 Area: 6 km2

 Population: 31,704

Shamakhi region has rich cultural heritage, history, favorable natural tourism-recreation and other resources. According to its geographical position, Shamakhi region is one of the most attractive places for the development of to…

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ILISU

 Location: Gakh District

 Area: 

 Population: 1,370

Ilisu – The administrative territorial unit of Gakh region of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilisu, located along the banks of the Kurmuk and Hamamchay rivers 12 km from the administrative centre of the region, on a river terrace surround…

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RAM RAMAY WATERFALL

 Location: Gakh District

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Ilisu waterfall – A famous waterfall in Gakh district. The waterfall is located at the top and it is necessary to walk at least half an hour to reach it. For those who fail to get uphill, vehicles also exist in that area.
The height…

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NAFTALAN

 Location: Azerbaijan

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 Population: 9,300

The area is famous for its unique mineral eye and therapeutic oil – Naftalan. This natural remedy is an effective treatment for skin, neurological and rheumatic diseases. The Naphtalan sanatorium is located in the center of the ancien…

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