WESTERN ASIA

Azerbaijan Map

A map of Azerbaijan displaying its cities, towns, rivers, and highways. Also, satellite imagery and elevation maps highlight the Great Caucasus Mountains and Absheron Peninsula.

REFERENCE

Azerbaijan Map

Azerbaijan is a landlocked country along the coastline of the Caspian Sea to the east. It borders four other countries.  Both the countries of Georgia and Russia are to the north. Whereas Iran is situated to the south. Finally, Armenia is to the west, which forms a very complex country boundary. For instance, the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is an exclave of Azerbaijan that borders Armenia to the southwest. Then, Artsvashen and Nagorno Karabakh Republic are enclaves that Armenia claims within Azerbaijan.  Similarly, Azerbaijan claims 4 enclaves within Armenia including Yukhari Askipara, Yaradullu, Barxudarli, and Karki.

IMAGERY

Azerbaijan Satellite Map

Azerbaijan occupies an area of 86,600 square kilometers (33,400 sq mi), which makes it similar in size to Serbia. According to the FAO, forests cover approximately 11% of the land area of Azerbaijan. Major lakes include Lake Sarysu, Ağgöl, and Böyükşor. Situated on the east coast of the Caspian Sea, the Absheron Peninsula holds a large metropolitan area of the country. For instance, it’s the location of Baku, the biggest and most populous city of Azerbaijan.  Also, it contains the neighboring cities of Sumqayit and Khirdalan as well.

PHYSICAL

Azerbaijan Physical Map

Azerbaijan is mostly large and flat with the exception of its mountain ranges in the western and northern regions. First, the Great Caucasus Mountains stretch for 1,200 kilometers through Russia, Georgia, and to the north of Azerbaijan.  Within this mountain range, it contains Mount Bazardüzü, which is Azerbaijan’s highest peak at 4,466 meters in height. Its other major mountain chain is the Lesser Caucasus Range which straddles the border of Armenia..