Azerbaijan (i/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan[ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani:Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short border with Turkey in the northwest.
The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first Muslim-majority democratic and secular republic. It was also the first Muslim-majority country to have operas, theaters and modern universities. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence on 30 August 1991, before the official dissolution of the USSR. In September 1991, the disputed Armenian-majority Nagorno-Karabakh region re-affirmed its willingness to create a separate state as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The region, effectively independent since the beginning of the Nagorno-Karabakh War in 1991, is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan until a final solution to its status is found through negotiations facilitated by the OSCE.
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 7 Trend ... He noted that since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 300,000 patients have been infected with this virus in Azerbaijan ... Vaccination in Azerbaijan has been continuing ...
Relations between the two former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan have been ... During the six week-conflict, which ended with a Russian-brokered truce, Azerbaijan liberated several strategic cities and nearly 300 of its settlements and villages from Armenian occupation.
(MENAFN - AzerNews) By Ayya Lmahamad A new main water pipeline will be built in Azerbaijan's liberated Shusha city as part of urgent measures to ensure sustainable water supply in the city, state-owned water supply company Azersu has reported ...Currently, the work is underway to restore Azerbaijan's liberated territories.
What remains after the recycling of urban wastes is a major problem and budget concern for all cities of the world. Cities typically have two options for getting rid of these non-recyclable leftovers ... Some cities are already doing this—for example in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Ethiopia, Turkey and Vietnam.
In September 2020, the autocratic state of Azerbaijan invaded the Republic of Artsakh and initiated an campaign of ethnic cleansing targeting its IndigenousArmenian population ... The virtual exhibition takes place in the photographically reconstructed fortress of the city of Shushi—Artsakh’s historical cultural capital, now occupied by Azerbaijan.
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 4 Trend. Russian 'Izvestia' newspaper has published an article about the territories of Azerbaijan, previously liberated from Armenian occupation, Trend reports ... 'Fuzuli is located in the south of Azerbaijan, a five-hour drive from Baku.