A small country, north of Iran, south of Russia, to the west of the Caspian Sea, and to east of Turkey. Azerbaijan is a country that if developing fast to fit the modern world but still preserves its rich culture, traditions and history. The capital, Baku, has many plans to become more 'modern' in terms of high rises etc. Azerbaijan is a beautiful place to visit but like any country in the world has flaws. Politically, Azerbaijan is on a negotiation with Armenia to regain its land, 'Nagorno Karabakh' and has a part of its land, 'Nakhchivan' cut off form the mainland by Armenia in a war. Many biased definitions have heavily criticized Azerbaijan simply because they have nothing better to do. If you want the truth, simply google Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan is a republic, with a main president. Azerbaijan practices Islam, but also has many resident who practice Christianity. As mentioned before, Azerbaijan is culture and history rich, it also has many historical landmarks and sites, most relating to ancient ancient civilizations and early advanced living environments.
In the 1990's Azerbaijan supplied 50% of the worlds oil (not cooking oil) and is known for that. Azerbaijan also is famous for mud volcanoes, its many climates and geographical features which range from mountainous to humid.
a person: "yo, where you from?"
another person: "Azerbaijan"
the first person: "Oh, I think i heard about that place..."