Azerbaijan is the largest of the three countries of the South Caucasus. It is located on the eastern side of the Caspian Sea. It borders on Russia and Georgia to the north, on Armenia to the west, on Turkey and Iran to the south.
Azerbaijan has played a major role in the Silk Way and has been connecting Western Asia to Europe. It is over 4,000 miles of the trade way. The name of the route derives from the Chinese silk that was traded in.
A vacation in Azerbaijan would be nice and relevant all-year round. In the summer, you will be able to enjoy the beaches of the Caspian see, a walk outside with fresh air and nature, a wide range of fruits and vegetables. During the winter, it would be best to visit the comfortable mountain ski resorts of Shahdag and Tufandag.
The Azerbaijanian language is the official language of the country. The residents of the capital – the city of Baku have a good command of several European languages like English, Russian, French and German.
The national currency of Azerbaijan is manat (AZN). It is designed by letter ‘M’ that looks as a symbol of Euro turned 90 degrees. 1 manat equals 100 kopecks (100 q).
Yes, you can get access to the high-speed Internet almost everywhere, Wi-Fi is available in cafes, restaurants and in many public places.
Mobile service is available in the majority of city centres and in the outskirts, but connection can be of different quality beyond those areas. Make sure that you have activated your global roaming if you want to use your phone in Azerbaijan.
Yes, you can use your credit card almost everywhere in the city of Baku, but not so much in rural areas. For your convenience keep some cash with you all the time
ATMs are available everywhere in the capital, but no so much in other small towns and villages. For your convenience keep some cash with you all the time.
Most companies do not accept dollars and Euros, including restaurants and bars, as well as large shops. If you don’t need a taxi, we recommend you to exchange money at your final place of destination, probably, the exchange rate will be higher there than at the airport. Nevertheless, the difference is not that large. Therefore, if you do not intend to exchange a large amount of money, you can easily do it at the airport.
The official currency in Azerbaijan is the “manat”, and all the settlements and payments on the country’s territory are implemented in the national currency. However, you can exchange the money upon arrival at the airport, or any branches of banks. Also, you shall be able to withdraw cash in the local currency by means of the ATM machines, widely available at all the residential areas.
Cards of international Visa and MasterCard payment systems are accepted at the majority of large commercial and retail facilities.