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A Facts


Z Facts

  • 7 Beauties – Stocking crocheting competition for girls (???)
  • Azerbaijan means the “Land of Fire” because of the first known construction of human fire is in the Azokh Cave – the earliest inhabited cave from 500,000 to 700,000 years ago.
  • Oily Rock “Neft Dashlari” is the first and largest town on stilts
  • Tea (served in pear shaped glasses) is the most popular drink
  • Yanar Dag or Burning Mountain in Absheron Peninsula burns natural gas all year
  • Novruz is the oldest holiday – it is similar to trick-or-treating.
  • First Muslim country to have theaters, operas and plays.
  • 40% of the country is covered by mountains.
  • It has 8350 rivers and they all drain into the Caspian Sea.

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