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Published: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 20:09:45 +0100

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Required travel documents for Azerbaijan
Required travel documents for Azerbaijan: passport [...]



Electric power
Electric power: 220V / 50 Hz [...]



Area code to Azerbaijan
Area code to Azerbaijan: +994 [...]



Shamkir
Shamkir gets its name from the old fortress town of Shamkir, now ruined, located about 20km east of present day Shamkir, near the village of Mukhtariat. You can still see parts of the walls and what left of a bridge. Old-Shamkir was the place of a battle [...]



Oil Rocks
Oil Rocks is a full town on the sea: it has 200 km of streets built on piles and landfill, counting with a population of over 5,000 men (families stay on shore!). Most of the inhabitants work on shifts - a week on Oil Rocks a week on shore. There are tall [...]



Tovuz
Formerly a town of German settlers, Tovuz is a recent town founded in 1912. After the Germans were expelled by Stalin the town was resettled with Caucasian population. Tovuz is famous throughout Azerbaijan as the birthplace of the Ashug musician Hussein B [...]



Xanlar
There is the usual history museum, a music school and a cinema as well. You can also visit a bridge that predates Xanlar by seven centuries. There is a nice tea place, and you can stay at the hotel Koroglu, located in front of the post office. The hotel, [...]



Xizi
Xizi can be reached easily from Baku via Gilazi. The town is un-impressive however the surrounding area is sure to stay in your memory for its magnificent landscape and hiking opportunities. [...]



Imisli
Imisli is the capital of a border rayon, divided in two by the Araz river and the railway line that used to reach Nakhchivan. The town developed between the Mil and Mugan plains, in a beautiful setting by the Araz river and surrounded by the Togai forest. [...]



Qazax
Qazax is located in a military sensitive zone, between Agstafa and the Armenian border. The town is rich in pleasant 18th century architecture reflecting past prosperity. The mosque is elegant, facing the old but still operating baths, with the traditiona [...]