What do you know about Azerbaijan; host country of Eurovision Song Contest?


Hi Yolchuyev
Firstly, thank you for opening this topic.

Azerbaijan is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the sea, by Iran to the south,by Georgia in the north-west. Also it is a little bounded by Turkey(13 km). Azerbaijan is a secular and a unitary republic.The capital is Baku.The currency is manat.Population is nearly 9 million and 238 thousands . It is well known for the oil, magic carpets and believe me or not 9 of the temperature zones is located here which is a wonder for such a small country(86.6 thousand km^2).Also Azerbaijan is well-known in the world by magic colors. A majority of the population are Shi’a Muslim and of Western Turkic descent, known as Azerbaijanis, or simply Azeris.Since 1988, Azerbaijan and Armenia have been feuding over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. The majority of the enclave’s inhabitants are Armenian Christians agitating to secede from the predominantly Muslim Azerbaijan and join with Armenia. War broke out in 1988 when Nagorno-Karabakh tried to break away and annex itself to Armenia, and 30,000 died before a cease-fire agreement was reached in 1994, with Armenia regaining its hold over the disputed enclave. Final plans on the status of Nagorno-Karabakh have yet to be determined.There are many successes achieved by Azerbaijan.One of them is Euro-vision song contest 2011.It is the first time that Azerbaijan achieved it.You can believe that Azerbaijan is ready for it.Because Azerbaijan does strongly movements and revisions for this.