Territory of Azerbaijan ď‚—
Azerbaijan-officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short borderline with Turkey to the northwest.
Occur on the territory of Azerbaijan, two major rivers - the Kura and Araz. The relief of the country is very diverse and complex, consists of mountain ranges - the Greater Caucasus in the north, west and south-west the Lesser Caucasus in the south-east - the Talysh Mountains and the Kura-Araz lowland.Azerbaijan has a rich flora. Our territory grow trees such as ironwood Albitius silk, Persimmon caucasian, Eldar Pine and other 140 species of plants.Wildlife too rich and varied. In our territory registered numerous mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, crustaceans, amphibians, etc.In order to preserve the unique flora and fauna in the country established reserves , wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. In our country there are 6 national parks ( Hirkan , Shirvan , Ag-Gel , Ordubad , Absheron , Alti - Agachsky ) and 12 sanctuaries ( Pirguli , Besitchaysky , Garayazi , Gara , Goygol , Gyzylagadzhsky , Ilisuinsky , Ismayilly , Turianchai , Zagatala , Eldar , Shahbuz , Shirvan ) . Caspian Sea - the world's largest closed lake plays an important role in the lives of our people.
National food of Azerbaijan ď‚—
Plov is one of the most widespread dishes in Azerbaijan, with more than 40 different recipes. Plovs have different names depending on the main ingredients accompanying rice
Azerbaijani plov consists of three distinct components, served simultaneously but on separate platters: rice (warm, never hot), gara, fried meat, dried fruits, eggs, or fish prepared as an accompaniment to rice, and aromatic herbs. Rice is not mixed with the other components even when eating plov.
National food of Azerbaijan Typical Azerbaijani desserts are sticky, syrupsaturated pastries such as pakhlava and halva. The latter, a layer of chopped nuts sandwiched between mats of thread-like fried dough, is a speciality of Shaki in North-West Azerbaijan. Other traditional pastries include shakarbura (crescent-shaped and filled with nuts), peshmak (tube-shaped candy made out of rice, flour, and sugar), and girmapadam (pastry filled with chopped nuts). ď‚—
Mugham also known as Mugam Azerbaijaniisone of the many folk musical compositions from Azerbaijan. It is a highly complex art form that weds classical poetry and musical improvisation in specific local modes. "Mugham" is a modal system, but with an orally transmitted collection of melodies and melodic fragments that performers use in the course of improvisation.
There are a number of Azerbaijani dances, these folk dances of the Azerbaijani people are old and extremely melodious. It is performed at formal celebrations and the dancers wear festival clothes. It has a very fast rhythm, so the dance Azerbaijan’s national dance shows the characteristics of the Azerbaijani nation. These dances differ from other dances with its quick temp and optimism.