Category: Azerbaijan

Theater in Azerbaijan

Theater in Azerbaijan

Early theater in this cultural area was characterized by narrative traditions that were presented by singers / musicians. Koskosa is a form of popular, theatrical play, and one can find remnants of traditions akin...

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, a Republic in Asia, the easternmost of the states of the Caucasus. Azerbaijan is located on the west bank of the Caspian Sea and borders Russia in the north, Iran in the south,...

History of Azerbaijan

History of Azerbaijan

The area that today constitutes the state of Azerbaijan has had a changing history. The geographical position between Europe, Asia and the Middle East has led to the area being subject to a number...

The government building in the capital Baku

Contemporary History of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s contemporary history is the country’s history after 1991, when Azerbaijan became an independent republic after being a part of the Soviet Union since 1920. The post-independence era has been marked by the conflict...

Azerbaijan President

Azerbaijan’s Political System

Constitution and political system Azerbaijanhas been a democratic republic since 1991. The Constitution of 1995 adds the legislative power to a nationally elected National Assembly (Milli Majlis). It has 125 members who are elected in direct...

Geography of Azerbaijan

Geography of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan consists roughly of an elongated plain landscape surrounded by the Great Caucasus in the north and the southeastern parts of the Little Caucasus in the south. Basardüzü dăg (4480 m asl) in the...

Business in Azerbaijan

Economy and Business in Azerbaijan

During Soviet times, Azerbaijan was less industrialized than Armenia and Georgia and produced most raw materials for export to other Soviet republics. The first years after independence were characterized by many problems, most notably...