Geography Azerbaijan is located in the South Caucasus region, bordering Russia to the North, Georgia and Armenia to the West, Iran to the South, and the Caspian Sea to the East The capital city is Baku, located on the Eastern tip of Azerbaijan at the edge of the Caspian Sea Azerbaijan encompasses approximately 33,436 sq mi (86,600 sq km) – roughly the size of Maine Economy Azerbaijan's estimated GDP in 2011 was $ billion USD Resources The primary export is oil and natural gas, as Azerbaijan is an extremely resource-rich country Azerbaijan produces over 1 million barrels of oil every day People There are over 9 million people living in Azerbaijan – roughly equivalent to the population of New York City The official language is Azerbaijani – a derivative of Turkish – though much of the nation also speaks Russian Culture The name Azerbaijan is derived from Greek and Old Persian and can be translated to mean Land of Fire 93.4% of the population is considered Shia Muslim, however Azerbaijan prides itself on being a secular nation which is tolerant of all faiths
Azerbaijani culture is undoubtedly one of the most diverse in the world – combining aspects of its European and Islamic heritage, as well as its more recent Soviet and Western influences. It is this diversity that contributes to the wide variety of endeavors in which Azerbaijan excels, from dance, to classical music, to the much-celebrated local cuisine. Food Due to the fact that 9 of the worlds 11 climate zones can be found in Azerbaijan, its fertile land produces an abundance of fresh herbs and vegetables which contribute to the quality of the local food. Beyond the variety of soups and kebabs, Azerbaijans most distinctive dish is the plov, a saffron rice-based dish which is traditionally accompanied with a variety of herbs and fresh vegetables. Music and Popular Culture Azerbaijani music was developing through the centuries. There are a number of cities in the world, which absorbed music by its stones, tower and its atmosphere. These are Vienna (Austria), Neapol (Italy) and Shusha (Karabakh, Azerbaijan). There exist a popular saying that infants in Shusha even cry under the music of mugam. In the early 20th century U.Hadjibeyov laid the foundation of the culture of modern professional music of Azerbaijan and created a synthesis of composer creations and folklore music. That caused the interference of Western and Eastern cultures. In 1908 U.Hadjibeyov staged the opera "Leyli and Medjnun" at the theater of H.Z.Tagiyev, thus, laying the foundation of opera not only in Azerbaijan but in the entire Muslim East and became the founder of the genre of mugam - opera.
Explore Azerbaijan – is the product of the Victory Tour company aimed at serving tourists and tourism development in Azerbaijan, in the Caucasus and the Silk Road countries. The idea of creation of Explore Azerbaijan is to promote tourism potential of Azerbaijan under new brand and support tourists to get useful information about our magnificent country.
Explore Azerbaijan organizes different tours across Azerbaijan and Silk Road Countries: Cuisine Tours Weekend Tours Archaeological Tour Carpet Tour Ethno Tour Jeep Tour Photo Tour Trekking Tour Silk Road combined Tours Yoga Tour
As one of the ancient countries of the East, Azerbaijan is famous also with its reach cuisine. There are 2000 kinds of hot meals, cold snacks, sweets, tea, dainty and other beverages in Azerbaijan. But flair of the skilful dwellers of this land is not only restricted to preparing delightful viands. Their cuisine grace requires that the table should be set for meal so that not only to satiate the stomach, but also to delight ones soul and to feast the sight, getting the aesthetic pleasure. read more Cuisine tour across Azerbaijan The cuisine of Azerbaijan is closely connected with history, language, traditions of the people of Azerbaijan. Names, technologies and products used in preparing the meal are the reflection of taste, life mode, temperament of local people, and exceptional taste of its dish is due to the diversity and quality of the products used for their preparation, which gives the generous soil of Azerbaijan. Have a pleasant tour and bon appetite or nush olsun as say Azeri people.
Countries of visit: Georgia – Azerbaijan – Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan Duration: 17 days
This fascinating cultural-informative tour runs across four countries of Caucasus and Central Asia: Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - four countries of ancient culture and rich history; four countries of green valleys, snowy picks and sultry deserts, where the sunlight is bright and dazzling, where water is life itself, and where hospitable and kind people are resided. During the tour you will familiarize yourself with magnificent and breathtaking nature of Caucasus, will taste genuine Georgian vine, stop by the fairytale Palace of Sheki khans in Azerbaijan, and visit the relics and monuments of oriental architecture in Uzbekistan, the palaces of ancient rulers of Turkmenistan and many other sites. Cultural-informative tour To the Heart of Silk Road read more
«Explore Azerbaijan» – is the project of the Victory Tour travel agency aimed at serving tourists and tourism development in Azerbaijan, in the Caucasus and the Silk Road Countries. The idea of creation of «Explore Azerbaijan» is to promote tourism potential of Azerbaijan under new brand and support tourists to get useful information about our magnificent country. Victory Tour was founded in 2005 by a group of specialists highly experienced in tourism industry to meet demands of local and foreign companies in the sphere of business and individual tourism. In 2011 Victory Tour became the winner in the Best outgoing tour operator of 2011 established by Baku Tourism Information Center and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan. SERVICES: - Destination management (FIT and Groups) - Corporate Sales - Meetings Incentives Conferences Events - Honeymoon Tours - Outgoing/Incoming Tours - Online air tickets sales - VISA support - Letter of invitation to Azerbaijan and to Kazakhstan - Meet & Greet -Transport services read more Travelshop.az and mice.az are the other projects of Victory Tour:
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