The Republic of Azerbaijan is a country in the South Caucasus. Located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia, it is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, the ► Russian republic of ► Dagestan to the north, ► Georgia to the northwest, ► Armenia to the west, and ► Iran to the south. The ► Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (an exclave of Azerbaijan) borders Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, and ► Turkey to the northwest. The ► Nagorno-Karabakh region in the southwest of Azerbaijan Proper declared itself independent from Azerbaijan in 1991, but it is not recognized by any nation.
Русский: Азербайджанская Республика (Azerbajdžanskaâ Respublika), Азербайджа́н — государство в восточной части Закавказья (Южного Кавказа), на юго-западном побережье Каспийского моря.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Azerbaijan, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Azerbaijan.
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
map of Caucasus from 1770
Notes and references
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↑Russian is spoken by a minority of ca. 3 % as native language