Azerbaijan, which stretches across the heights of the Caucasus Mountains and curves along the low Caspian shores, is famed for its natural beauty, ethnic diversity, and geo-strategically vital location. Being a key geopolitical power in the Caucasus, Azerbaijan has enormous potential as a regional hub due to its oil and gas resources and extensive network of international ports, pipelines, railroads and highway routes.
Azerbaijan holds the world record for the highest number of mud volcanoes. Out of the 800 mud volcanoes in the world, 350 are located in Azerbaijan. The mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan won 5th place in the “Seven Natural Wonders” competition. Azerbaijani cuisine is one of the most interesting cuisines in the East. It includes a unique array of different meats, fish and vegetable dishes supplemented by special herbs and spices.