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20/04/2017
The Tour d'Azerbaidjan organisation is pleased to announce that a strong field of six Pro Continental team and 17 Continental teams will line up at this year's tour, starting on 3 May in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku.
20/04/2017
Having recently announced the launch of the 2017 dates for the Tour d'Azerbaidjan, the organisation would like to take this opportunity to invite a selection of the media to the race. Starting on May 3 and running until May 7, the race gives you, the media, plenty of opportunity to realise the various angles needed to create news and stories, capturing the race and the country itself.
20/04/2017
The Cycling Federation of Azerbaijan is proud to announce that the UCI 2.1 Tour d’Azerbaidjan stage race returns again for its sixth edition in 2017, with the five-day race taking place between 3 and 7 May 2017, starting and finishing in the Azeri capital, Baku.
20/04/2017
ViewEditTrackTranslateDevel Tour d’Azerbaïdjan - the best competition of 2016 Printer-friendly version As the best competition ever the "Tour d'Azerbaidjn 2016" was awarded with the "Zafar" prize issued by the Association of Azerbaijan Sport Journalists (ASJA), Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) and Sportsman magazine.

About

Azerbaijan is a democratic, legal, secular, unitary republic. It is a country with an ancient history, rich natural resources, amazing flora and fauna, which is located on the western cost of the Caspian Sea, in the eastern part of the South Caucasus.

Baku city is the capital of Azerbaijan. Sumgait, Ganja, Nakhchivan, Sheki, Gabala, Lenkaran, Zagatala, Guba, Mingechaur, Khachmaz, Shamakhi are the major cities of Azerbaijan.

Borders

Russia (Daghistan) in the north, Armenia and Turkey in the west, Iran in the south

Capital

Baku city

Official language

Azerbaijani

Territory

86 600 km²

Population

9,235,000

Currency

Azerbaijani manat 

Currency exchange rates

1 USD

1.7031

1 EUR

1.8135

1 RUB

0.0299

Time zone

AZT (GMT+4)

Summer time

AZST (GMT+5)

Internet domain

.az

Area code

+994

Geographical coordinates

Republic of Azerbaijan is located on 44° and 52° East longitude, 38° and 42° North latitude, and the capital (Baku city) is on 40° parallel

Climate

Azerbaijan has 9 out of 11 global climate types

Nature

Relief of the Republic of Azerbaijan is various. There are mainly two landforms - plains and mountains. The mountains cover about 50 percent of the territory of Azerbaijan. Average altitude of the Republic is up to 657 meters. The highest point is Bazardyuzyu (4466 meters), the lowest is the Caspian lowlands - 28 meters.

There are about 8400 major and minor rivers in the territory of Azerbaijan which are parts of the basin of the Caspian Sea. Azerbaijan has a rich flora and fauna. 

Tourism

Modern hotels, spa centers, guest houses, museums and restaurants annually attract about six million visitors in Baku and regions of Azerbaijan. There are also a number of health resorts in Azerbaijan. One of them is Naftalan which is very popular among the tourists. Shahdag Winter-Summer Tourist Complex in Gusar region offers great opportunities for winter tourism in Azerbaijan. The capital of the country Baku attracts tourists with its ancient monuments. Ichari Shahar (Old City), Shirvanshahs Palace, museums and galleries are considered very interesting for foreign tourists visiting our country. Five-star hotels in Baku offer high quality services ensuring rest and entertainment of the guests. Location of Baku on the shores of the Caspian Sea enabled the development of the beach tourism. Beach season in our Republic lasts from May to the end of September. In summer the temperature of water in the beaches reaches +24 +26°С. Entertainment centres along the seashore are favourite places for rest for local population and foreign tourists.

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