Azerbaijan, the nation and former Soviet republic, straddle the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus Mountains, spanning Asia and Europe. Its capital is Baku, famed for its medieval walled Inner City and known as the world’s oldest oil-producing region.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best times to visit Azerbaijan are April to June and September to October, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F.
The hottest month is July, with an average high of 88°F.
The climate is slightly continental, with relatively cold winters and hot summers; it is also arid in most low-lying areas, while it is cooler and generally rainier in the mountains.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Azerbaijani is the only official language in Azerbaijan and is spoken by most of its population, with a minority speaking English and Russian.
The Azerbaijani manat (code: AZN; sign: ₼)
Banks & ATMs:
The leading bank is PASHA Bank. ATMs are readily available.
Plugs and Sockets:
There are three associated plug types, C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins, and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side.
Azerbaijan operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Azerbaijani culture is a blend of East and West, with influences predominantly from Middle Eastern, Russian and Turkish cultures.
Please make sure to respect religious sites and dress conservatively.
Azerbaijan is relatively safe to travel to, but be vigilant with petty and violent crime.
AZAL is the flag carrier and largest airline of Azerbaijan, but many international airlines also fly to Azerbaijan.
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