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    Carpet Museum

    The world's largest Museum of Carpet and Folk Applied Arts opened in Azerbaijan on August 26, 2014

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    Memorable souvenirs

    There is no doubt that you can find many standard souvenirs in Azerbaijan. But if you want something special, put all those fridge magnets, cups and other boring monotonic statuettes aside and think about what all the fancy things you can buy in Azerbaijan to remember this country with love when you're back at home.

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    Jewellery of Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan is rich not only for its historical values. Here for centuries is developing an art that truly precious and relevant at all the times.Azerbaijani jewelers have reached a high level of skill and are sharing their experiences with subsequent generations, but with preserving the national identity and traditions in jewelry design.

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    Museum of Modern Art

    In March 2009 by the initiative of first lady Mehriban Aliyeva and with the support of the HeydarAliyev Fund the Museum of Modern Art has been opened in Baku.

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    Porcelain plates

    It is clear from the name that the homeland of chinaware is China. The china is white as snow with a little glitter. It is heatproof and its coating is resistant in comparison with faience ware. One can hear a clear and continuous sound when slightly striking his sides.

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    Pottery

    Each nation is different by its distinctive patterns of material culture, including also the handicrafts. Azerbaijan has carefully preserved the traditions of pottery making. And the interest of buyers is the best proof of the demand for the ancient art of today.

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    Azerbaijan Silk

    Rich sources of raw material in the territory of Azerbaijan, created suitable condition for production of silk...

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    Folk Dance

    It can be smooth and beautiful as a swan ... it can be quick and lively as a falcon.Dance is an expression of happiness or sorrow, joy or sadness, of feelings emanating straight from the heart. National Dance Art –is a face of Azerbaijan, its breathing and heartbeat.

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    Calligraphy

    It is an art of writing of Arabic letters in various forms, which was mastered by the Islamic world. Though it is not considered as one kind of art, it was in constant developing as a separate branch of art. The calligraphy which reflects the cultural values of the Islamic world is accepted presently as the symbol of Islam.

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Do You Know

  • 1st European Olympic Games
    1st European Olympic Games held in Baku, Azerbaijan during 2015. The European Games is a multi-sport event for athletes from all over Europe and is held every four years. The European Games were created at the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees on December 9th, 2012 in Rome, Italy, when 84% of the National Olympic Committee of Europe voted for the creation of the European Games. The first edition of the European Games took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, during June 2015. The Opening Ceremony took place on Friday, June 12th, and the closing ceremony on Sunday, June 28th, 2015.
  • Baku Multinational City
    That Baku is one of the most multinational cities in the world. Here, for centuries reside people from more than 50 nationalities - Azerbaijanis, Russians, Ukrainians, Byelorussians, Georgians, Jews, Lezghins, Tatars, Germans, Polishs, Greeks, Turks, Tats, Talish and representatives of other nationalities and other ethnic groups.
  • Naftalan Oil
    That the oil is the only oil in the world for medical feature.The deposit is situated 50 km away from the Ganja city of Azerbaijan. Nafthalan oil is famous in the world as the exclusive means with healing properties of bone - joint, skin, gynecological diseases and urological diseases, nervous, gynecological, and urological and skin diseases, as well as liver diseases, rheumatic joints, and soft tissues outside of the support apparatus.
  • Mud Volcanoes
    That Azerbaijan is considered as a homeland of mud volcanoes. Azerbaijan ranks first in the world in the number of mud volcanoes. Mud volcanoes in origin related to oil and gas fields. At the international competition of Swiss non-profit organization of the "Seven Wonders of Nature", mud volcanoes of Azerbaijan took 5th place. The largest mud volcano in the world, located on the territory of Azerbaijan, entered the Guinness Book.
  • highest world’s flag-post
    That the Flag-post of Azerbaijan State Flag is the highest world’s flag-post! That was confirmed by Guinness World Records in May 2010. The height of the supporting block erected in the square of 20000 m² is 162 m, diameter of the foundation - 3,2 m, the diameter of the top surface – 1,09 m. The width of the Flag is 35 m, length – 70 m, total area – 2450 m² and the weight – 350 kg.
  • Salty Mountain
    That the only one in the world Salty Mountain, in the south region of Azerbaijan is famous both for it's pure salt and healing peculiarities. It's natural resources make 90 million tonnes. The salt was extracted here 6 thousand years ago. Before world-wide known “Silk Way” there was “Salt Way” extending from Nakhchivan to the countries of Middle East. Here operates the Salt Mountain Physiotherapy Center which is famous all over the world.
  • Burning Mountain Yanardag
    That as one of the wonders of the world is considered a Burning Mountain Yanardag, is a mountain near Baku that continuously vents flames of fires all year round a process that has been going around for 1000 years. Natural gas vents on the sides of the mountains make sure that the flames don’t subdue inspite of rain.
  • Caspian Sea
    That the Caspian Sea is the world’s largest inland body of water with a surface area of 371,000 km² (143,000 sq. m.), and therefore has characteristics common to both - sea and lake! It is often listed as the world's largest lake, though it is not a freshwater one. The Caspian Sea is unique ecological system with rich natural resources, which include mineral, biological, agro-climatical, balneological, and recreational components.
  • Caspian Seal
    That the only specimen of the pinnipeds that is included into the Guinness Book Records as the smallest seal in the World Ocean. This endemic species is spread only in the Caspian Sea. Caspian Seal is enlisted in “Red Book” of International Union for Conservation of Nature.
  • Ashabi-Kahf
    That Ashabi-Kahf in Azerbaijan is one of the world's rare sanctuaries. Ashabi-Kahf is a Sanctuary located in the natural cave between Ilandag and Nahajir Mountains, approximately 12 km away from the city of Nakhchivan of Azerbaijan. Acquaintance with the structure, the natural geographical conditions of the cave allows to say, that it was one of the world’s early settlements.
  • ironwood Demiragach
    That the wonder of nature ironwood Demiragach is growing in the south region of Azerbaijan and is one of the rare plants of the World. It is very interesting that this tree neither burns in the fire and not sink. It is impossible to drive a nail into this tree either. Duration of life of the tree growing in the Talysh woods is more than 200 years.
  • That the most beautiful example of ornamental weaving is "Ardebyl Carpet" or "Sheikh Safi Carpet", which was woven in Tabriz (Azerbaijan) in 1539 by the request of Sephevi Monarch Tahmasib I for Ardebil Mosque. The carpet of 56,12 sq.m. size is stored in "Victoria and Albert" Museum in London and was considered as the largest carpet in the world for a long time.
  • Shirali Muslimov
    That Azeri Shirali Muslimov was one of the long-lived inhabitants of the world (168 years). He was born in Barzavu village of Lerik region in 1805 and died in 1973. Shirali Muslumov was married 3 times and had 23 children. In 1966 Azerbaijani film studio shooted a documentary film about him “Shirali descended from the mountain”. He became a father of his daughter when he was 136 years old. He was included into Guinness Book Records for longevity.
  • Mugham Center
    That the first and the only one in the world International Mugam Center was built in the capital of Azerbaijan Baku. The form of the building has a unique design and reminds one of the ancient musical instruments of Azerbaijan - tar. Equipment necessary for the building constructed using the state-of-the art technology was brought from Italy, Austria, France and Turkey.
  • Azerbaijan Oil
    The facts about Azerbaijan Oil. That here, the first-ever oil well has been drilled, for the first time in world practice the oil recovery project on the sea has been carried out. Since 70th years of XIX century oil industrial extraction begins and to beginning ХХ of century almost half of world's reserves of oil is extracted in Baku. Oil Rocks near Baku are included to the list Guinness World Records as the oldest offshore oil platform. The Nobel Prize consists of Alfred Nobel's capital, achieved from exploitation of the Baku oil.

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    Mr. Bagirov, WTO V-Chairman
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