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Bibi-Heybat Masjid in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan

The Bibi-Heybat Masjid is a historic masjid in the city of Baku. Originally built in the 13th century, the masjid was restored in 1997. Featuring a blend of Islamic and Shirvan style architecture, the masjid has 2 minarets and three domes.

Azerbaijan Info

COMMERCIAL/ ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Baku

GEOGRAPHY

Azerbaijan is situated in the Caucasus region of Euroasia.  It has a total land area of approximately 86,600 square kilometers.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 8.4 Million. Muslims account for about 93.4% of the population.

CLIMATE

The average annual temperature is 14–15 °C (57–59 °F). The temperature declines with proximity to the mountains, averaging 4–5 °C (39–41 °F) at an altitude of 2,000 meters (6,600 ft), and 1–2 °C (34–36 °F) at 3,000 meters (9,800 ft).

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Azerbaijani is the official language.
English and Russian are used in education and communication.
Lezgian, Talysh, Avar, Georgian, Budukh, Juhuri, Khinalug, Kryts, Rutul, Tsakhur, Tat, and Udi are all spoken by minorities.

LOCAL TIME

UTC +4 hrs
Summer UTC +5 hrs

BUSINESS HOURS

Government: 9 AM to 4 PM
General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: May 28th
Spring Festival: March 19-27
Army and Navy Day: June 26

Muslim Festivals (based on the lunar calendar):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha

CURRENCY

Azerbaijani Manat

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 102
Ambulance: 103
Fire: 101

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