Juma Mosque, Shamakhi
View to the capital Baku
Mountain landscape in the Caucasus
Azerbaijan lies between Europe and Asia, between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus. The country has been a major producer of oil and gas since the Middle Ages. Especially the peninsula Abşeron has always been dominated by the black gold - even oil spas are offered there. The sandy beaches on the Caspian Sea, the successful blend of Turkish, Arab, Persian and Russian culture and the unspoiled natural landscape are attracting more and more visitors.