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Here under Azerbaijan, you will find travel information classified by city or region of Azerbaijan, as well as general information.
Azerbaijan is located on the shores of the Caspian Sea. The population is 8 million, and the land area 33,500 square miles. The capital is Baku.
Azerbaijan has been occupied by a variety of nations, including Armenia, Persia, Rome, Arabia, Turkey, Mongolia and Russia.
A former republic of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan re-established its independence. Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over the predominantly ethnic Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh region. Travellers are advised to steer clear of the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
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The climate of Azerbaijan is arid. Industries include machine manufacture, petrol and other mining, petrol refineries.
Religion of Azerbaijan: most Azerbaijanis, or Azeris, are Shia Muslim.
See the Atesgah Fire Temple, built on the site of a natural gas vent. See also Khan's Palace, a two-storey castle built in the 18th century; exterior decoration with dark-blue, turquoise and ocher tiles in geometric patterns, and intricately carved, wood-framed, stained-glass windows.