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Azerbaijan is a country in Asia, the Caspian Sea.

Capital : Baku
Language :  Azerbaijani
Currency :  Manat
Population : 9 784 600
Area : 86 600  km2

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Azerbaijan facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 31% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 1,136,000 motor vehicles (117 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. In this country you can easily use the mobile phone of Polish operators.

5. The national top-level domain is .az . There are over 18,300 websites with this extension.

6. The most popular pages with the .az extension are google.az, day.az and trend.az.

7. In this country there are more than 52 942 km of paved roads (0.08% of all roads in the world).

8. The country has 37 airports, 30 of the paved surface.

9. In this country there are more than 2 918 km of railway tracks.

10. Black tea is the official drink.

11. Full name of the country – Republic of Azerbaijan.

12. Temperatures range from -33 ° C to 46 ° C.


Geography in Azerbaijan

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1. The border with Armenia is closed to tourists.

2. 17% of the Azerbaijan area around Nagorno-Karabakh is occupied by the Armenians and it is not possible to move freely there.

3. Azerbaijan borders with such countries as: Armenia 787 km, Georgia 322 km, Iran 611 km, Russia 284 km, Turkey 9 km.

4. The lowest situated place in the country is the Caspian Sea – 28 m.p.p.

5. In this country there are as many as 8,350 rivers.

6. All rivers flow into the Caspian Sea.

7. The climate in Azerbaijan has 9 out of 11 classified climatic zones. There is a lot of biodiversity there.

8. 40% of the country’s surface is covered by mountains.

9. In the area of ​​today’s Azerbaijan in the Azikh Cave, over 500,000 years ago the first campfire was lit.

10. The city of Neft Dashlar (Oil Rocks) was built in 1947 on stilts over the Caspian Sea.

11. The highest peak of Diuzi Bazaar, 4480 m above sea level.

12. The longest river – Kura.

13. The country is 3.6 times smaller than Poland.

14. A modern city – the Khazar Islands – is being built in Azerbaijan to accommodate a million people. The investment cost is 100 billion dollars, and the planned construction end is 2025.

15. The modern Khazar city will be built on 41 artificial islands with a total area of ​​3 thousand hectares. There will be 150 schools, 50 hospitals, shopping centers, parks, and even formula 1 track.

16. On the central island of the city of Khazar there will be a huge skyscraper – Azerbaijan tower, which is up to 1,050 meters high.

17. Modern skyscraper – Azerbaijan tower is designed to withstand earthquakes up to 9 on the Richter scale.

18. Baku (28 sq m m.) And Amsterdam (2m p. M.) Are the only capitals in the world that are below sea level.

19. In Azerbaijan there are 47687 km2 of agricultural land (55% of the country).

20. The highest situated town in the country is Khinalug.

21. 9,360 sq km of land is covered by forests (10.9%)

103. The nearest capital in a straight line from Baku is Tbilisi (Georgia) – 446 km.

104. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Baku is Wellington (New Zealand) – 15462 km.


Finance in Azerbaijan

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1. The minimum wage is 105 Azerbaijani manats per month (data from 2013).

2. The amount of income tax in Azerbaijan is 20%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 20% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.8%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 85 439 000 000 (PLN 365 678 920 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 40 750 000 000 (PLN 174 410 000 000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 13.7% of GDP, which is about: $ 11 705 143 000 (PLN 50 098 012 040),
2018 year was 46.4 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 18,908,000,000 (PLN 80,926 240,000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 1,954 (PLN 8,363).

8. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 9 833 000 000 .

9. The economy is based on natural gas and crude oil in 65%.

10. This country has 2018 over $44,000,000,000 (188,320,000,000) in foreign exchange reserves (0.15% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).


Law in Azerbaijan

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1. The punishment for drug trafficking is just as high as for arms smuggling. There is no possibility of serving a prison sentence in Poland.

2. The border with Armenia is closed to tourists.

3. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

4. Outside the built-up area, the speed limit on the regular road is 90 km / h, and on the 110 km / h expressway.

5. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

6. Women can retire at the age of 59.5, and men aged 62.

7. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 20% (2018).

8. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

9. In this country, women can get married at the age of 17, and men aged 18.

10. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last for 53 days.

11. The last death penalty was made in 1993.


Education in Azerbaijan

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 87.

4. In this country there are 0.2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 19 353 people).


Work in Azerbaijan

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1. The minimum wage is 105 Azerbaijani manats per month (data from 2013).

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 540 months.

3. The amount of income tax in Azerbaijan is 20%.

4. Women can retire at the age of 59.5, and men aged 62.

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5% .

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 20% (2018).

7. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last for 53 days.

8. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Azerbaijan

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1. The highest building in the country is Azeri TV Tower in Baku, 310 meters high. Established in 1996.

2. The lowest situated place in the country is the Caspian Sea – 28 m.p.p.

3. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

4. In the area of ​​today’s Azerbaijan in the Azikh Cave, over 500,000 years ago the first campfire was lit.

5. The highest peak of Diuzi Bazaar, 4480 m above sea level.

6. The longest river – Kura.

7. Baku (28 sq m m.) And Amsterdam (2m p. M.) Are the only capitals in the world that are below sea level.

8. The highest situated town in the country is Khinalug.

9. The lowest temperature: -33 °C was measured in Ordubad.

10. The highest temperature: 47.4 °C was measured in Goytapa.


Army in Azerbaijan

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 49 place,
2018 > year – 52 place.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 65,000 professional and 300,000 reservists,
2018 year – 67,000 professional and 307 500 reservists.

3. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 540 tanks, 1850 > armored vehicles, 125 jet aircraft and 80 helicopters,
2018 year – 520 tanks, 1590 armored vehicles, 133 jet aircraft and 93 helicopters.

4. The naval fleet consists of 47 ships.

5. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 3,100,000,000 (PLN 13,268,000,000),
2018 year – $ 1,600,000,000 (PLN 6,848,000,000).


Society in Azerbaijan

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1. In Azerbaijan, an average person consumes about 2.3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most drinks are spirit – 63%, then beer – 29%, and wine – 8%.

3. In 2013, 1 256 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

4. Women can retire at the age of 59.5, and men aged 62.

5. 11% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 1 060 000 people).

6. The average IQ level is 87.

7. Only 30% of the Azeri nation lives in Azerbaijan. Most in Iran, but also Turkey, Russia and the countries of Western Europe.

8. Although it is a Muslim country, women wear European clothes and men drink a lot of alcohol.

9. 24% of adults living in this country are overweight.

10. In this country, women having their first child on average 23.4 years old.

11. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.9 children.

12. In this country, over 5 851 000 (2015) 7 999 431 (2018) people have access to internet (about 82% of the population).

13. About 1,500,000 (2015) 1,800,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

14. The population density is 106 people / km2.

15. About 1,000 Poles live in this country.

16. The main religion is Islam – 93.40%.

17. 1 citizen of Azerbaijan received the Nobel Prize, physicist Lew Landau in 1962.

18. The average age of people living in this country is 30.5 years.

19. In this country there are about:
2,203,000 people (22.72%) in the age range 0-14 years.
6,876,000 people (70.91%) in the age range 15-64 years.
617 700 people (6.37%) over 65 years old.

20. In this country, about 161,000 children are born each year (1.7% of the population), and about 68,600 people die (0.7% of the population).

21. 35 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

22. 50% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

23. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 156 cigarettes a month.

24. The average life expectancy in this country is 70.1 years (women – 73.1 years and men – 67.1 years).


Symbols of Azerbaijan

1. The national animal is a Karabakh horse.

2. The national fruit is a pomegranate.


Customs in Azerbaijan

1. Lending money or bread at night brings bad luck.

2. There is a superstition that leaving open scissors brings misfortune and even death.

3. Meeting a person carrying empty buckets brings bad luck.

4. Tea is served in pear-shaped glasses. It is often eaten with sugar or jam.

5. As part of the Novruz holiday, unmarried girls throw black coins, which symbolize bad luck in a pitcher filled with water. In the evening you have to pour water into the river together with coins.


Holidays in Azerbaijan

1. As part of the Novruz holiday, unmarried girls throw black coins, which symbolize bad luck in a pitcher filled with water. In the evening you have to pour water into the river together with coins.


Sport in Azerbaijan

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1. In this country there is a competition called “Seven Beauties”. Seven girls get crochet and thread with the help of which he has to do stockings at the appointed time. The winner is the one that will create the best in the shortest time.

2. Football is a popular sport.


History of Azerbaijan

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1. Azerbaijan was the first of Muslim countries to have operas and theaters.

2. In the area of ​​today’s Azerbaijan in the Azikh Cave, over 500,000 years ago the first campfire was lit.

3. Independence from the USSR Azerbaijan obtained on August 30, 1991.

4. He joined the United Nations on March 2, 1992.


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What is the highest peak in Azerbaijan?

The highest peak in Azerbaijan is Bazardüzü Dağı (4485 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Azerbaijan?

The largest river in Azerbaijan is Kura.

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in Azerbaijan?

The largest lake in Azerbaijan is the Mingachevo Reservoir (area 620 km2) ..

answer: Marta


What Azerbaijan has national colors?

National colors: blue, red and green.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a Karabakh horse.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijan borders with such countries as: Armenia 787 km, Georgia 322 km, Iran 611 km, Russia 284 km, Turkey 9 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 30.5 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 105 Azerbaijani manatas per month (data from 2013).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Azerbaijan?

The population density is 113 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Once raised, the flag will never fall!”

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 47.4 ° C was measured in Goytapa.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -33 ° C was measured in Ordubad.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta