Where is Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijan is located in the Central & South Asia region at latitude 40.143105 and longitude 47.576927 and is part of the European and Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 40° 8' 35.18'' N
  • 47° 34' 36.94'' E

You can see the location of Azerbaijan on the world map below:

Pin showing Azerbaijan on a map

Azerbaijan Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Azerbaijan (AZ) are:

  1. Armenia (AM)
  2. Georgia (GE)
  3. Iran (Islamic Republic of) (IR)
  4. Russian Federation (RU)
  5. Turkey (TR)

Azerbaijan is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Maritime Borders

Azerbaijan borders with the Caspian Sea.

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Azerbaijan Key Facts

CountryAzerbaijan
CoordinatesLatitude: 40.143105
Longitude: 47.576927
Country CodesAlpha 2: AZ
Alpha 3: AZE
Country Flag Emoji🇦🇿
Int. Phone Prefix+994
Capital cityBaku
Continent
Subcontinent
Europe/Asia
Central & South Asia
Country Area86,600 sq km
Population 202110,145,212
World Rank: 90
Median Age31.4
Life expectancy69.4
Major languagesAzerbaijani (Azeri) (official) 92.5%, Russian 1.4%, Armenian 1.4%, other 4.7% (2009 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+04:00
Internet TLD.az
Biggest AirportBaku Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD)
Average temperature11.95 °C
53.51 °F
Administrative Divisions1 autonomous republic 11 municipalities 66 rayons
Political system

Azerbaijan Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionEurope & Central Asia
CurrencyManat (AZN)
GDP in 2020$42.7 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 88
GDP per capita in 2020$4,230
World Rank: 111
Major Industries / Economic SectorsOil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture, construction
Top 5 Import CountriesRussia, China, Germany, Turkey, Italy
Top 5 Export CountriesItaly, Turkey, China, Russia, Georgia

Biggest Cities in Azerbaijan

Here are the largest cities in Azerbaijan based on 2021 data:

City Population
Baku 2,181,800
Sumqayit 341,200
Ganca 331,400
Mingacevir 98,800
Xirdalan 95,200
Qaracuxur 85,900
Naxcivan 74,500
Bakixanov 71,600
Sirvan 70,684
Saki 68,360

Map of Azerbaijan with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Central & South Asia Region

Located in the Caucasus, the intersection point of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, Azerbaijan has the largest surface area of the South Caucasus.

It is located in the east of the Caspian Sea, Georgia in the northwest, Armenia in the west, Russia in the north and Iran in the south.

The Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic, which is connected to it, borders Armenia in the north and east, and Iran in the south and west. There are 17 kilometers of border with Turkey.

Azerbaijan Key Facts

  • Population: 9,972,872
  • Population Density: 121 per Km2
  • Land Area: 86,658 Km ²
Where is Azerbaijan
Where is Azerbaijan?

Geography

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Azerbaijan Map

The Caspian Sea which forms the eastern border, the Great Caucasus Range in the north and the wide plains in the center are the most dominant physical qualities of Azerbaijan.

Caucasus and Talis Mountains cover about forty percent of the country. Bazardüzü Peak is the highest point of Azerbaijan (4,466 m) and the Caspian Sea is the lowest point (-28 m).

In addition, about half of the mud volcanoes nominated for inclusion in the Seven Wonders of Nature remain within the borders of Azerbaijan.

Governance

Azerbaijan, whose capital is Baku, is divided into 59 states, called rayons, 75 cities and 9 economic divisions. 11 cities have metropolitan status.

The biggest cities of the capital except Baku are Sumqayit, Mingechevir, and Ganja. Nakhichevan is an autonomous region of Azerbaijan.

Also read: Economic Regions of Azerbaijan

Climate

A mild continental climate prevails in Azerbaijan. There is a harsh climate in high mountains and other high sections.

High winters are long, cold and snowy, and summers are cool. In the plains, winters are cool and mostly rainy but sometimes snowy and summers are hot and dry. The average annual temperature is above 10 degrees.

Religion

Azerbaijan is a secular country. The majority of the country where there is no official religion is formed by Shiite Muslims.

In addition, the Orthodox Christian minority lives in the country due to the influence of the Russian population.

Industry and Tourism

Azerbaijan, which spent its 90 years with economic crisis, has rich agricultural resources in terms of fertile agricultural lands and natural gas, oil and iron ore.

Crude oil production, which is the main source of income, is at considerable levels. Other income generating economic activities are in areas such as petrochemical, food, clothing and light industry.

Art

Traditional crafts of Azerbaijan, which is a common culture with Turkey as hand-woven rugs and container and copper processing pitcher is famous.

The Azerbaijani music, which has a history of nearly 1,000 years, produced rhythmic and different melodies, the subjects of its music and the social events of the Azerbaijani people. The Azeri language is mostly influenced by Turkish, Arabic and Persian words, but the traditional Azerbaijani music is also predominant in Caucasus, Central Asia, and Iran.

Azerbaijan won first place in 2011 in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Running Scared, by Eldar and Nigar. The country also has well-known Azeri artists such as Reşid Behbudov, Muslum Magomayev, and Flora Kerimova.

Sports

Freestyle wrestling is the national sport of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan won 14 medals in this branch. Today, the most common sports in Azerbaijan are chess and football.