Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
It was revealed in the meeting that the Punjab government had a plan to declare Lahore and Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, as the twin cities in a ceremony in November this year ... He directed the officials to take steps for opening Roshnai Gate in the provincial capital for ...
In private, the club emphatically reject receipt of a formal bid from PAICapital. Run by the Azerbaijan born, British-educated Nasib Piriyev, PAI Capital alleged that Sullivan had declined their offer on the basis that “with the team performing so well, it is not the right time to sell”.
The Azerbaijan tomato industry has been hit hard by the sanctions and restrictions from Russia, says Ilyas Ahmadov, General Director with Azerbaijan greenhouse company ZiraAgro... About 60 kilometers from the Azerbaijan capital Baku the greenhouse Zira Agro is located ... Azerbaijan is a major supplier of fruits and vegetables to Russia.
After the republic's declaration of independence in Georgia, Fatali Khan Khoyski, Azerbaijan's first prime minister, formed the government in Ganja, now northwestern Azerbaijan, in June, as he was not able to travel directly to Azerbaijan's current capital Baku since the city was ...
Azerbaijan on Wednesday marked the 103rd anniversary of the liberation of Baku, the country’s capital, from Armenian and Bolshevik occupation ... The liberation of Baku at the time paved the way for the transfer of the capital from Ganja and ensured the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, providing the basis for its modern-day boundaries.