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Population: The current population of Azerbaijan is 9,950,759 as of Saturday, October 13, 2018, based on the latest United Nations estimates.

Geography: Azerbaijan covering 86,600 sq. km, is located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Three physical features dominate Azerbaijan: the Caspian Sea, whose shoreline forms a natural boundary to the east; the Greater Caucasus mountain range to the north; and the extensive flatlands at the country’s center.

Time Zone – Azerbaijan Time (AZT) is 4 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and observes daylight saving time/summer time during the summer

Language – The official language of Azerbaijan is Azerbaijan language. The language itself is very similar to Turkish and those who speak in Turkish, can communicate in Azerbaijan language as well. English and Russian are spoken widely in capital Baku.

Currency- The Azerbaijan Manat (AZN) is the official currency. The current exchange rate (Oct. 15, 2018) is- 1 $= 1.7 AZN | 1 €= 1.96 AZN | 1 £= 2.23 AZN

Business days and hours:

Business days: Monday- Friday

Business hours in government offices: 09:00 am- 18:00 pm.

Business hours in banks: 09:00 am- 17:00 pm.

Business hours in retail stores: 10:00 am- 22:00 pm.

Electricity- In Azerbaijan the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Azerbaijan, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa).

Tipping– It is not necessary to tip for service in Azerbaijan, such as at restaurants, bars, taxis, airports and hotels. However, hotels and some restaurants indicate an additional service charge on their bills or menus, respectively.

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