Area: 86,600 km²
Capital: Baku (Baku)
Population: 9.165 million inhabitants (2011)

Travel advice
Current status: All travel to certain areas in Azerbaijan is to be discouraged.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to Azerbaijan. You avoid this the hottest summer months and the cold winter.

Azeri is the official language in Azerbaijan. In addition, there are Russian, English, Armenian, Persian, Georgian, Lezghian, Kurdish and Talysh spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 3 months at departure from Azerbaijan.
A visa is required. You can apply online or in person at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in The Hague.

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch embassy in Azerbaijan: .
Azerbaijani Embassy in the Netherlands: .

Immunization (vaccination)

For a visit to Azerbaijan, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.

In Azerbaijan (except Baku) there is malaria

Money and Money
In Azerbaijan will be paid by the Azerbaijani manat (AZN).

Traffic and route
In Azerbaijan, you have to drive on the right side of the road.

In Azerbaijan are the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news concerning Azerbaijan can be found on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Azerbaijan, visit Abyznewslinks .

Websites ending in .az from Azerbaijan.
Official websites of Azerbaijan: and .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Azerbaijan.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Azerbaijan.

An overview of all the holidays in Azerbaijan available at .

Protected areas and World Heritage

An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Azerbaijan can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Azerbaijan can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.