Azerbaijan

Capital Baku

Population 9,730,500

Area 86,600 km2

Key facts

Azerbaijan is a country located in Western Asia. There are 5 countries (Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Russian Federation, Turkey) that Azerbaijan shares its borders with. The official language of Azerbaijan is Azerbaijani. Traveling across Azerbaijan if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Azerbaijan was ranked 86th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Azerbaijan is Azerbaijani manat (AZN). The manat (ман) is subdivided into 100 qepik (qr).

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 1.65 AZN and 1 USD is worth 1.7 AZN.

Azerbaijani
Banknotes

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Azerbaijani
Coins

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Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Azerbaijan is 31.2 Mbps and mobile is 41.32 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Azerbaijan has less ATMs.35.11 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Azerbaijan, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Azerbaijan. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Azerbaijan?

There are Mariott hotels in Baku.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Azerbaijan.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Azerbaijan.

There are no Best Western hotels in Azerbaijan.

There are Radisson hotels in Baku.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Azerbaijan.

What fast food chains are present in Azerbaijan?

Dolma are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Azerbaijan. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Azerbaijan below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Azerbaijan.

The KFC chain operates in Azerbaijan.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Azerbaijan.

The Subway chain does not operate in Azerbaijan.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Azerbaijan.

The Starbucks chain operates in Azerbaijan.

Weather

Today the sun in Baku, rises at 6:33 AM and sets at 6:28 PM. The climate of Baku may be categorized as a mid-latitude steppe (BSk), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29FogLow: 17.1°C (62.78°F)High: 25.8°C (78.44°F)
FridaySep 30Partly cloudlyLow: 19.6°C (67.28°F)High: 26°C (78.8°F)
SaturdayOct 1Partly cloudlyLow: 18.7°C (65.66°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)
SundayOct 2FogLow: 16°C (60.8°F)High: 27.3°C (81.14°F)
MondayOct 3Partly cloudlyLow: 20.7°C (69.26°F)High: 25.6°C (78.08°F)
TuesdayOct 4Partly cloudlyLow: 20.4°C (68.72°F)High: 25.8°C (78.44°F)

Weather data for Baku (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Baku.

Taxi Apps Uber is not available in Azerbaijan. You can use Bolt in 7 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Azerbaijan.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.0, Azerbaijan is placed 86th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Azerbaijan traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  18.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 6.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Azerbaijan

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Azerbaijan?

Currently, citizens of 29 countries can enter Azerbaijan without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Azerbaijan.

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