Azerbaijan Political Map
Azerbaijan Country Information:
Azerbaijan is located in southwestern Asia. Azerbaijan is bordered by the Caspian Sea, Russian and Georgia to the north, Armenia and Turkey to the west, and Iran to the south.
Azerbaijan Bordering Countries:
Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey
Agdam, Aghjabadi, Aghsu, Agstafa, Alat, Ali Bayramli, Artyom, Astara, Baki (Baku), Barda, Bilasuvar, Fuzuli, Gadabay, Ganca, Goycay, Khanlar, Kurdamir, Lachyn, Lankaran, Lerik, Lykai, Masalli, Mastaga, Mingacevi, Muganly, Naxcivan, Neftcala, Nidzh, Ordubad, Qax, Qazakh, Qazimammad, Quba, Qusar, Saki, Salyan, Sarur, Shakhbuz, Shaumyan, Shemakha, Sumqayit, Tovuz, Xacmaz, Xudat, Yardymly, Yevlax and Zakataly.
Aras River, Caspian Sea, Caucasus Mountains, Kur River, Kura Lowlands, Lesser Caucasus, Mingacevir Reservoir, Qizilagac Korfazi and Talish Mountains.
Azerbaijan Natural Resources:
Azerbaijan has significant petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, alumina and nonferrous metal resources.
Azerbaijan Natural Hazards:
The country of Azerbaijan has natural hazards, which include droughts.
Azerbaijan Environmental Issues:
Azerbaijan has numerous environmental issues. The local scientists consider the country's Abseron Yasaqligi (Apsheron Peninsula), including the cities of Baku and Sumqayit, and the Caspian Sea to be the most ecologically devastated area in the world. The CIA - The World Factbook reports this area as having severe soil, air, and water pollution. Azerbaijan's soil pollution (not limited to the peninsula) results from oil spills, the use of DDT as a pesticide, and toxic defoliants used in the production of cotton.