Where is Azerbaijan located on the map? Azerbaijan is an independent nation located in Western Asia. Check out the following images to see location of Azerbaijan on maps.
Azerbaijan Location in World Map
Azerbaijan is located in the Middle East. Along with Georgia and Armenia, it is one of the three states of the South Caucasus. The Kaukusus is a mountain range between the Black and Caspian Seas. Azerbaijan borders Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Russia. So there are four neighboring countries. To the east lies the Caspian Sea.
Azerbaijan has an exclave, i.e. state territory that is separate from the main area. This is the Autonomous Republic of Nakhichevan. It lies between Armenia, Iran and Turkey. Nagorno-Karabakh, on the other hand, has renounced Azerbaijan and is independent, but this is not recognized internationally.
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Mountains in Azerbaijan
In the north the mountains of the Greater Caucasus border the country. The highest mountain in Azerbaijan, Bazardüzü, is located in it. In the southwest lies the Lesser Caucasus, in the south the Talysh Mountains. Flat land lies between the mountains, in the middle of the country.
The longest river in the country is the Kura, which comes from Turkey to Georgia and continues through Azerbaijan to then flow into the Caspian Sea. At Mingəçevir, the Kura is dammed up into the largest reservoir in the Caucasus.
Rivers and Lakes in Azerbaijan
In the east of Azerbaijan lies the Caspian Sea. It is actually not a sea at all, but a lake, the largest lake on earth. The coastline of Azerbaijan is around 800 kilometers. There are also islands in the Caspian Sea, some of which belong to Azerbaijan.
The Abşeron peninsula, on which the capital Baku is located, protrudes into the Caspian Sea, but also many oil fields. The bottom of the lake and the islands are also of great importance because of oil deposits. Unfortunately, the funding also caused major damage to the environment.
Climate in Azerbaijan
There are very different climates in Azerbaijan. The southeast is subtropical and humid, while the center of the country in the Kura plain is much drier. The winters are mild here, the summers are very hot and dry.
Baku on the coast of the Caspian Sea is semi-arid: from May to September there is almost no rain. The average annual temperature is 16 degrees. Wind often blows in Baku, which explains the name of the city, because it is derived from Persian and means “wind city”.
In the mountainous regions in the north and south-west, it gets colder with increasing altitude. The climate becomes alpine.
|Longest river||Kura (1,507 km)|
|Highest mountain||Bazardüzü (4,466 m)|