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Geography of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan is situated in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Three physical features dominate Azerbaijan: the Caspian Sea, whose shoreline forms a natural boundary to the east; the Greater Caucasus mountain range to the north; and the extensive flatlands at the country's center. About the size of Portugal or the state of Maine, Azerbaijan has a total land area of approximately 86,600 square kilometers, less than 1% of the land area of the former Soviet Union.

Of the three Transcaucasian states, Azerbaijan has the greatest land area. Located in the region of the southern Caucasus Mountains, Azerbaijan borders the Caspian Sea to the east, Georgia and Russia to the north, Iran to the south, and Armenia to the southwest and west. A small part of Nakhchivan also borders Turkey to the northwest. The capital of Azerbaijan is the ancient city of Baku, which has the largest and best harbor on the Caspian Sea and has long been the center of the republic's oil industry.

Geographic location:
Southwestern (Caucasus) Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea
Longitude: 44o46 50o45
Latitude: 38o24 41o54

Area: 86,600 sq km
water: 500 sq km
land: 86,100 sq km

Land bordaries:
Armenia proper 566 km;
Armenia-Nakhichevan: exclave 221 km;
Georgia: 322 km
Iran proper: 432 km
Iran (with Azerbaijan-Nakhichevan exclave): 179 km
Turkey: 11 km
Russia: 284 km
Note! Azerbaijan borders the Caspian Sea (800 km, est.)

Terrain: Large, flat Kur-Araz Ovaligi (Kura-Araks Lowland) (much of it below sea level) with Great Caucasus Mountains to the north, Qarabag Yaylasi (Karabakh Upland) in west; Baku lies on Abseron Yasaqligi (Apsheron Peninsula) that juts into Caspian Sea

Land use:
arable land: 19,31%
permanent crops: 5%
permanent pastures: 25%
forests and woodland: 11,5%
other: 41% (1993 est.)
agricultural lands: 50% (27% of which are pastures)

Irrigated land: 14 550 sq km (1998 est.)

Elevation extremes: Highest: Bazarduzu Daghy 4,466 m Lowest: Caspian Sea -27 m

The biggest lakes: km2
The biggest lake in the world is Caspian Sea, 400000, depth - 1025 m!
Sarisu: 67.0
Aggel: 56.2
Agzibirchala: 37.0
Mehman: 35.0
Boyukshor: 9.2
Hajigabul: 8.4

Rivers: km
Kur: 1515
Araz: 1072
Alazan (Ganikh): 413
Iori (Gabirri): 389
Terter: 200
Samur: 216

The longest islands: sq. km.
Pirallahi: 14.4
Chilov: 11.5
Khara-Zira: 3.5
Boyuk-Zira: 1.4

Climate: dry, semiarid steppe

Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, nonferrous metals, alumina.


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