Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region and is located between Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Neighbors of Azerbaijan are the Russian Federation in the north, Georgia in the west and north-west, Armenia in the south-west and Iran in the south. The Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan is bordered by Armenia to its north and east, while Iran lies to its south and south-west, and Turkey to its west. On the eastern side of the Azerbaijan, Caspian Sea lies.
During the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1994, seven districts of Azerbaijan in the southwest were invaded by Armenia. Many islands in the Caspian Sea are also a part of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan is formed of 65 regions and 69 cities, of which Baku is the capital. Azerbaijani is the official language, but Russian and Turkish languages are also widely spoken. Its economy mainly depends on oil and natural gas production. Other industries that contribute to its economy include cotton and agricultural products.
Pancakes, soups and bread form a major part of the daily cuisine of the Azerbaijani’s. Meat and poultry features prominently in all the food preparations such as kebabs, minced meat, and so on Among the fruits grown locally – apples, cherries, grapes, melons, raspberries, plums and peaches are prominent. Sweet black tea or Azerbaijani sherbet is a really popular beverage among the locals as well.