overview

Republic of Azerbaijan

Azarbaycan Respublikasi

country information

Flag

Neighbours

Armenia

Georgia

Iran

Russia

Turkey

Capital

Baqu

DRIVING SIDE: Right

INTERNET CODE: .az

TOME ZONE: UTC +4

COUNTRY TEL CODE: +994

COASTLINE:

Borders on Caspian Sea (713km)

Population

population

9.98 million

Religion

religion

Islam 95% (Shia 85% & Sunni 15%)

However, it is considered one of the least religious countries on earth

President

president & parliament

President: Ilham Aliyev

Prime Minister: Ali Asadov

Ruling Party: The New Azerbaijan Party (Azerbaijani: Yeni Azərbaycan Partiyası, YAP)

Groups

minority & majority groups

Majority: Azerbaijani (approx. 92%) Minority: Lezgins (2 per cent), Armenians (1.3 per cent), Russians (1.3 per cent) and Talysh (1.3 percent).

Language

 

LANGUAGE

Azeri/Russian

Hello: Salaam

Yes: He [Ha]

No: Yox [Yok]

Thank you: Sag ol [Saol]

Currency

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

Azerbaijan Manat AZN ()

1 AZN = 1,70 USD

1 AZN = 11,05 ZAR

Pounds sterling, US dollars and euros are easily exchanged. Major hotels, supermarkets and restaurants in Baku usually accept credit cards. There are ATMs in most major towns and cities.

Subject to change

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

No compulsory vaccinations

Recommended: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis), Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia & Influenza

Malaria is present in some parts of Azerbaijan. Check with a Passport Health travel specialist to learn if antimalarials are right for your trip.

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:    220 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz

Power plugs & sockets are of type C & type F 

 

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Baqu

Winter: min. 2 °C – max. 6 °C

Summer: min. 22 °C – max. 30°C

Azerbaijan is slightly continental, with relatively cold winters and hot summers; it is also arid in most of the low-lying areas, while it is colder and generally rainier in the mountains.

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

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EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

There is no South African representation in Azerbaijan, but the South African Ambassador to Ankara, Turkey is accredited to Baku on a non-resident basis

The Consulate of South Africa in Ankara

Filistin Sokak No 27

Gaziosmanpasa, 06700, Ankara, Turkey

+90-312-405-6861

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]

MAIN AIRPORT(S)

Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Shimal, Azerbaijan +994 12 497 27 27

Lankaran International Aiport

Lankaran, Azerbaijan +994 25 255 32 36

Gabala International Airport

Azerbaijan +994 24 205 44 11

Ganja International Airport

Azerbaijan +994 22 256 99 63

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You should apply for a visa at least one month ahead of your intended travel date.

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months when you enter Azerbaijan.

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

Azerbaijan’s airline carriers fly both internationally and domestically.

 

AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines

Buta Airways (fully owned subsidiary of Azerbaijan Airlines)

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

NGO certification is often a tedious process and many NGO’s have been closed down by the government, esp. Christian ministries. The government prefers to channel the funds directly. Consequently, one can never be certain where and in whose hands the funds will end up.

  • For more information, refer to Azerbaijan: Detailed Profile

Climatestotravel. Azerbaijan. Available from: https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/azerbaijan

Culturetrip. 21 Essential Phrases You’ll need in Azerbaijan. Available from: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/azerbaijan/articles/21-essential-phrases-youll-need-in-azerbaijan/

Study.com.  Azerbaijan Ethnic Groups. Available from: https://study.com/academy/lesson/azerbaijan-ethnic-groups.html

World Population Review. (2020). Azerbaijan. Available from: https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/azerbaijan-population/