"Azerbaijan? The capital's Baku."
Azerbaijan map - Credit: Alfio
Formally the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan
is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Until 1991, Azerbaijan was a part of the Soviet Union (USSR). The capital city is Baku and the country shares borders with Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Iran and Turkey. Azerbaijan is a secular and a unitary republic with an ancient and historic cultural heritage. Azerbaijan was the first successful attempt to establish a democratic and secular republic in the Muslim world.