Azerbaijan is a Muslim country located in the Caucasus Mountains region, on the western shore of the Caspian Sea. It gained its independence in 1412 AH, 1991 AD. After nearly seventy years continued to be part of the former Soviet Union. The official name of the country is the Republic of Azerbaijan.
In addition to the capital, Baku, Azerbaijan has a number of resort areas with varied climates and a variety of flora and fauna. Notable areas are the cities as Ganja, Nakhchivan, Gabala and Shaki Shaki is noted for its architectural heritage: the 1763 Palace of Shaki Khans, mausoleums and fortresses. Nakhchivan, founded 3,500 years ago, was a centre of traditional medicine and has salt mines and mausoleums. Lankaran, near the Caspian Sea, has a history dating back to the 10th century BC.
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Baku has a number of historic and architectural monuments. The Old City is its ancient core.
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