Azerbaijan, authoritatively the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a nation in the South Caucasus area of Eurasia at the junction of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is limited by the Caspian Sea toward the east, Russia toward the north, Georgia toward the northwest, Armenia toward the west and Iran toward the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is limited by Armenia toward the north and east, Iran toward the south and west, and has a 11 km long fringe with Turkey in the northwest. The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic announced its autonomy in 1918 and turned into the primary law based Muslim state. In 1920 the nation was fused into the Soviet Union as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. The cutting edge Republic of Azerbaijan broadcasted its freedom on 30 August 1991, in the blink of an eye before the disintegration of the USSR around the same time. In September 1991, the Armenian dominant part of the contested Nagorno-Karabakh locale withdrew to shape the Republic of Artsakh. The locale and seven nearby regions outside it ended up true autonomous with the finish of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1994. These districts are universally perceived as a component of Azerbaijan pending an answer for the status of the Nagorno-Karabakh through exchanges encouraged by the OSCE. Azerbaijan is a unitary semi-presidential republic. It is one of six autonomous Turkic states and a functioning individual from the Turkic Council and the TÜRKSOY people group. Azerbaijan has strategic relations with 158 nations and holds participation in 38 universal associations.
86,600 km2 (111th)
Baku is the capital and biggest city of Azerbaijan, just as the biggest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus locale. Baku is found 28 meters (92 ft) beneath ocean level, which makes it the most minimal lying national capital on the planet and furthermore the biggest city on the planet situated underneath ocean level. Baku lies on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, close by the Bay of Baku. Baku is the sole city in Azerbaijan. Baku is isolated into twelve authoritative Baku's (raions) and 48 townships. Among these are the townships on the islands of the Baku Archipelago, and the town of Oil Rocks based on stilts in the Caspian Sea, 60 kilometers (37 miles) far from Baku. The city is the logical, social, and modern focal point of Azerbaijan. Numerous sizeable Azerbaijani foundations have their central station there.
'Land of fire'
Khari-bulbul (Ophrys caucasica)
The Khari-bulbul (Ophrys caucasica) is a blossoming plant endemic to the Karabakh locale. It is considered by some to be "official blossom" of the locale. It becomes just in the Shusha locale of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Red Karabakh horse
The Karabakh horse, otherwise called the Karabai or Karabakhskaya in Russian, is a mountain-steppe hustling and riding horse. It is named after the geographic locale where the pony was initially created: Karabakh in the southern Caucasus, a territory which is a piece of Azerbaijan however the good country part is Armenia. The Karabakh is solid, solid, extreme and beyond any doubt footed, standing 14.1– 15.2 hands (57– 62 inches, 145– 157 cm) high. It has a little, well-characterized head, a straight profile with an expansive brow, and substantial nostrils. The neck is set high, normal long, solid and exquisite. It has a reduced body, with well-characterized and well-created muscles. The shoulder is frequently upstanding. The pony has a profound chest, a slanting croup and long, fine, solid legs with little joints. Its chest is limited and it isn't profound through the size, because of the Akhal-Teke impact. The skin is slight and delicate, with a sparkly coat. The principle hues are chestnut and cove, with a trademark brilliant tint; some are dark, and palominos and buckskins are uncommon. White markings are allowed. Just as being quick and deft, the Karabakh is known for its continuance and reliability.
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