General Information about Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan is in the Eastern part of Europe on the Caspian Sea, and shares its borders with Turkey and Iran in the South, Russia in the North, and Armenia in the West. Its population is around 8.5 million with 4 million living in the capital Baku on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
Baku is an ancient city with well over 50 historical monuments from many past eras in Baku's history. Azerbaijan as a whole is a country that has many historical areas complete with monuments and ancient ruins. In fact some the villages today preserved the old way of life and reflect the old architectural traditions.
The Masalli Region in the South of Azerbaijan is known for its thermal mineral springs and its medicinal mineral water and with its historical and architectural monuments make it a place to visit.
Travel Guides for Destinations in Azerbaijan
Find out what the climate is like in Azerbaijan
The summers in Azerbaijan are normally hot while winters are mild and wet with snow in the mountains. Temperatures in the mountainous regions average from 5 degrees to 27 degrees in the lowlands in summer. The warmest time to visit is between April and October, and for the mountainous areas July and August is best.
Learn about the economy in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan supplies almost half the worlds oil and is one of the oldest oil producing countries in the world. They also supply iron, aluminum, zinc, copper, arsenic, molybdenum, marble, and fire clay. Large state companies continue control the economy resulting in Azerbaijan's slow progress of controlling the market place.
Geographical information about Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan neighbours are Georgia, Russia, Iran, Armenia and Turkey and is situated on the joint of Europe and Asia. The mountains areas are covered in vast shaded forests and the main attractions of Azerbaijan are its mountainous lakes. The Batabat, Goygol and the Maralgol provide distinctive beauty. The largest rivers are Kura River (1515 km) and Araz River (1072 km).
Festivals and Events
Find out what festivals are on in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan celebrates many festivals through out the year with May being the season for Food and Wine festivals in Baku they also have many shows and events on during this period. They then celebrate the Baku international jazz festival in June and have celebrating this since 2005.
Geographical information on Belarus
Belarus occupies an area of 207,600 square kilometers and is slightly smaller than the state of Kansas. Northern Belarus has many lakes and sloping ridges crated by glacial debris with beautiful hilly landscapes. Its neighbors are Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine.
Festivals and Events
Find out whats happening in Belarus
Belarus has many events during the year with Belarusian Knighthood Tradition held at Mir Castle in June and is one of the oldest traditions dating back to IX-X century. They also celebrate many music festivals throughout the year.