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  Azerbaijan (07/06)
Azerbaijan received de facto recognition by the Allies as an independent nation in January 1920, an independence terminated by the arrival of the Red Army in April.
Azerbaijan's embassy in the United States is at 2741 34th Street NW, Washington, DC 20008; tel (202) 337-3500; fax (202) 337-5911; Consular tel (202) 337-5912; Consular fax (202) 337-5913; www.azembassy.com.
Azerbaijan is a member of the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), NATO's Partnership for Peace, the Euro-Atlantic Partnership, the World Health Organization, CFE Treaty member state, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Council of Europe, the Community of Democracies, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2909.htm   (3428 words)

  
  Azerbaijan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan, or in Arabic alphabet: آذربایجان رسپوبلیکاسی), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası), is a country in the Caucasus region.
The Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (an exclave of Azerbaijan) borders Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, and Turkey to the northwest.
In 1936, the TSFSR was dissolved and Azerbaijan became constituent republic of the USSR as the Azerbaijan SSR.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Azerbaijan   (2613 words)

  
 Azerbaijan, country, Asia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Strategically situated at the gateway to SW Asia, Azerbaijan is bounded by Iran on the south, where the Aras (Araks) River divides it from Iranian Azerbaijan; by the Caspian Sea on the east; by Russia’s Dagestan Republic on the north; and by Armenia on the west.
Azerbaijan occupies the western ranges of the Greater and Lesser Caucasus and the Kura River valley.
Azerbaijan declared itself independent of the USSR in Aug., 1991, and became a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
www.bartleby.com /65/az/Azerbaij.html   (934 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom
Azerbaijan's economy is 55.4 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 107th freest economy.
Azerbaijan's weighted average tariff rate was a relatively moderate 6.2 percent in 2002.
Azerbaijan's unemployment insurance program pays out the equivalent of 70 percent of the average national salary, which is so generous that it diminishes the incentive to work.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Azerbaijan   (890 words)

  
 Azerbaijan
Orumiyeh is the capital of West Azerbaijan and has 435,000 inhabitants (10th largest Iranian city) (all of the 1996 census).
Azerbaijan is a mountainous land, and part of the Zagros Mountains, but with fertile lowlands.
Azerbaijan has one of the best climates of Iran for agriculture, as there are good supplies of water and little need for irrigation.
lexicorient.com /e.o/azerbaijan.htm   (560 words)

  
 Azerbaijan national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Azerbaijan national football team is the national football team of Azerbaijan and is controlled by Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan.
In February 2004, Carlos Alberto Torres, captain of the Brazil team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup was appointed its national coach.
Despite a poor start, a 0-6 defeat to Israel on February 18, Azerbaijan won their first ever away match, 3-2 against Kazakhstan on April 28.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Azerbaijan_national_football_team   (199 words)

  
 Azerbaijan: Government Launches Post-Election Crackdown (Human Rights Watch, 23-1-2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Azerbaijan is experiencing its gravest human rights crisis of the past ten years.
The 61-page report, “Crushing Dissent: Repression, Violence and Azerbaijan’s Elections,” documents hundreds of arbitrary arrests, widespread beatings and torture, and politically motivated job dismissals of members and supporters of the opposition following the October 15 presidential election, which was widely condemned by the international community as fraudulent.
Azerbaijan became a member of the Council of Europe in 2001, immediately after parliamentary elections that were highly criticized by the international community.
hrw.org /english/docs/2004/01/23/azerba6992.htm   (878 words)

  
 Azerbaijan travel guide - Wikitravel
Azerbaijan is a Turkic state in the Caucasus of Southwestern Asia.
Azerbaijan includes the exclave of Naxcivan Autonomous Republic and the Nagorno-Karabakh region; the region's autonomy was abolished by Azerbaijani Supreme Soviet on 26 November 1991, but receives support from Armenia.
Azerbaijan has lost 16% of its territory and must support some 800,000 refugees and internally displaced persons as a result of the conflict.
wikitravel.org /en/Azerbaijan   (1006 words)

  
 Word of Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since Azerbaijan regained its independence at the end of 1991 integration into European and Euro-Atlantic political, security and economic institutions has always been and continues to be one of its main foreign policy priorities.
Azerbaijan actively engages in the Euro-Atlantic processes on the basis of common democratic values such as promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law, free market economy and respect for international law.
Azerbaijan, considering EAPC/PfP cooperation as one of the key building blocks of that architecture aspires to integrational partnership and enhanced bilateral dialogue with the Alliance.
www.nato.int /pfp/azerbaijan   (526 words)

  
 NTI: Country Overviews: Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan Profile
Azerbaijan does possess a low-level radioactive waste storage facility, Izotop Industrial Complex, and several former Soviet military sites allegedly contaminated with radioactive substances during the Soviet era.
Azerbaijan is party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and has an Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Azerbaijan is a founding member of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and a signatory to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Azerbaijan/index_4574.html   (381 words)

  
 Azerbaijan page
Azerbaijan - one of the most ancient areas of human settlements 1,2.
Azerbaijan is mainly populated by Azerbaijanis (Azeri, Azeri Turks)
The present day inhabitants of Azerbaijan are the heirs of it's rich history, the descendants of a long and fascinating blend of cultures and civilizations.
mrashid.home.cern.ch /mrashid/azer.html   (304 words)

  
 azerbaijan map and information page
Azerbaijan, located on the western edge of the Caspian Sea, sits at the crossroad between East and West.
The Azerbaijan pages are currently being revised, but you can find additional information about the history of the country here.
Landforms Azerbaijan is a mountainous country, with the Caucasus Mountains covering the north and central.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/az.htm   (533 words)

  
 Azerbaijan - Oil
Azerbaijan has lost almost 20 percent of its territory and must support some 750,000 refugees and internally displaced persons as a result of the conflict.
Today, four off-shore oilfields produce the lion's share of Azerbaijan's output: "Guneshli," which yields 57 percent of Azerbaijan's current oil production, "Chirag," "Azeri," and "Kapaz." During the Soviet period, these fields were left largely untapped because of the expense and difficulty of drilling at great depths under the sea.
Since independence, the Azerbaijan International Operating Company, a twelve-company consortium dominated by BP-Amoco, is developing the three largest Azeri oilfields.
www.worldpress.org /specials/pp/azerbaijan.htm   (353 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Azerbaijan
Jews have lived in Azerbaijan for centuries and can be divided into two groups: Ashkenazi and Jews of Persian origin.
Ashkenazim settled in Azerbaijan in the 19th century during a Czarist Russian attempt to infuse Russian culture into the region.
Their ancestors inhabited southern Azerbaijan, now the northwestern part of Iran, where they adopted the Muslim Tat language, but remained Jewish.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Azerbaijan.html   (1755 words)

  
 Azerbaijan
State symbols of the Azerbaijan Republic shall be: the Azerbaijan Republic Flag, the Azerbaijan Republic Emblem, the Azerbaijan Republic National Anthem.
The ratio of the width to the length shall be 1 by 2.
The design of the Azerbaijan Republic Flag and the Azerbaijan Republic State Emblem, the music and the text of the Azerbaijan Republic National Anthem shall be defined by the Constitutional Law.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/az.html   (728 words)

  
 Azerbaijan News
Azerbaijan News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Today.Az The General Assembly was scheduled to vote on a resolution concerning fires in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
BAKU, Azerbaijan Azerbaijani authorities said Thursday they broke up a group that was smuggling drugs from neighboring Iran for eventual sale in Moscow and arrested several people, including Iranian citizens.
www.topix.net /world/azerbaijan   (842 words)

  
 PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Banquet was given on behalf of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in honor of OIC countries tourism ministers on September 11 at Baku Entertainment Center.
On behalf of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, an official reception was given September 7 at the Yacht Club in honor of the visiting President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, who arrived on September 3 in Turkey to attend the Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation, was warmly welcomed at the Ataturk...
www.president.az /index_e.html   (474 words)

  
 azerbaijan.neweurasia.net
In Azerbaijan, the current leadership “owes its rise to power to skilful manipulation of popular protest over the handling of the Karabakh issue, and to loud pledges to resolve the conflict quickly and without losses to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan.
Real Azerbaijan was often critical of Usubov, particularly in connection to an investigation of a group of police officers suspected of murder and kidnapping.
Azerbaijan has a chance to go the worst way, using its oil resources to enrich some groups or family clans, not thinking about the future and the time when all of our oil resources will exhaust.
azerbaijan.neweurasia.net   (11608 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Europe and Central Asia : Azerbaijan
Respect for human rights in the November 2005 parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan fell far short of international standards, with serious violations occurring both prior to and on election day.
The gravity of the situation was reflected in an October 2004 resolution by the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, which stated that Azerbaijan’s progress in honoring its obligations and commitments on the functioning of democratic institutions was inadequate.
Azerbaijan’s government should act now to stop the deterioration of press freedom underway since the October presidential elections, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today.
www.hrw.org /doc?t=europe&c=azerba   (1152 words)

  
 Azerbaijan Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Azerbaijan has been hosting travellers since silk worms started to spin.
Azerbaijan was once a major stopover on the Great Silk Route, and there are many captivating sights to see in this ancient country - Bronze Age petroglyphs, medieval minarets and mosques, the famous carpets.
When To Go The best time to visit Azerbaijan is between April and October when it's warm and dry in much of the country.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/azerbaijan   (297 words)

  
 Azerbaijan: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Azerbaijan is located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea at the southeast extremity of the Caucasus.
The territory of Soviet Azerbaijan was acquired by Russia from Persia through the Treaty of Gulistan in 1813 and the Treaty of Turkamanchai in 1828.
Azerbaijan, country, Asia: History - History The Republic of Azerbaijan comprises the Transcaucasian or northern part of the historic...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107305.html   (838 words)

  
 Azerbaijan
A letter of invitation from a contact in Azerbaijan is required, and travelers who expect to travel in the region should request a one-year, multiple-entry visa.
American citizens of Armenian ancestry have had visa applications denied by the Government of Azerbaijan on the grounds that their safety cannot be guaranteed.
American citizens of Armenian ancestry considering travel to Azerbaijan should remain particularly vigilant when visiting the country, as the Government of Azerbaijan has claimed that it is unable to guarantee their safety.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_978.html   (1775 words)

  
 Azerbaijan - ADB.org
In October 2006, senior officials from the Central and West Asian countries endorsed a new strategic framework, setting out the future of cooperation in transport, trade facilitation, trade policy, and energy in the region.
Since joining ADB in 1999, Azerbaijan has received $104 million in loans.
ADB's operations in Azerbaijan focus on two major areas for assistance: direct help to the poor, narrowly focused on internally displaced persons; and poverty reduction through non-oil sector development.
www.adb.org /Azerbaijan/default.asp   (161 words)

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