Map of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan is a country located in the southeastern Caucasus region, bordering the Caspian Sea to the east. The landlocked country has a diverse landscape, with mountains, forests, and desert regions. The climate also varies depending on location, with cooler temperatures in the mountains and warmer weather near the coast. Azerbaijan is home to a number of ethnic groups, including Azerbaijanis, Armenians, Russians, and Georgians. The country’s culture has been influenced by its Turkic and Persian heritage, as well as Soviet rule. Today, Azerbaijan is known for its traditional music and dance, as well as its cuisine, which includes dishes such as kebabs and plov (a rice dish). Visitors to Azerbaijan can explore its many historical landmarks, such as the Maiden Tower in Baku (the capital city) and the Gobustan Rock Art site.