Azerbaijan
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Azerbaijan AzerMDS
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REQUIRED LANGUAGE
English, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Russian
English
(GMT+04:00) Baku
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Azerbaijan (AzerMDS) - Baku

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www.azermds.org
NEOs
Elmira Jumazada
Farida Habiyeva
NOREs
Jala Zahid
WELCOME NOTE

Welcome To Azerbaijan- the Land of Fire! We hope you enjoy your time and experience here!

OVERVIEW
Azerbaijan officially the Republic of Azerbaijan is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region, situated at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia.
Azerbaijan, also known as the Land of Fire, is a country with a fascinating history and unique cultural heritage. Historically, the country has been both a Soviet Republic and a part of Persia. The country regained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and modern Azerbaijan has emerged as a Western-looking, independent, secular state with a vibrant and diverse culture.
Azerbaijan has a total land area of 86,600km2. The climate, geography and topography of Azerbaijan are as diverse as its cultural heritage, with the country experiencing nine of the 13 world climate zones. The country has snowy mountainous regions (the Greater Caucasus mountain range runs through the north of Azerbaijan), flat wetlands, desert-like plains, mud volcanoes (the largest number of mud volcanoes in the world), woods and forests, nature reserves (2.5 per cent of the landmass of Azerbaijan is preserved across 11 state reserves and eight national parks) and beaches.





HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

The Ministry of Healthcare of Azerbaijan Republic, also known as Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Azerbaijan in charge of regulating the healthcare system in Azerbaijan Republic.

Main functions of the ministry are organization and regulation of healthcare system in the country to provide sufficient medical care to the population; preparation and implementation of state healthcare programs; conduct activities for improvement of services by medical companies in both state and private sector; regulation of sanitary-epidemiology stations in the country; preparation of programs on parenthood and family planning; provision of medical drugs, bacteriological and antivirus products to hospitals; regulations and development of pharmacy offices networks; research and development of medical equipment manufacturing; prevention of dangerous diseases in the country and so forth.

MEDICAL EDUCATION

     
Azerbaijan State Medical University was founded on the basis of the Medical faculty of the Azerbaijan (Baku) State University in June 19, 1930. Azerbaijan State Medical Institute had got the status of University since February 5, 1991. This grand scientific centre has laid the strong foundation of the educational system, as well as given prominent scientists to the medical science worldwide. AMU has prepared more than 63,000 fully qualified doctors and pharmacists both for Azerbaijan Republic and for many countries in the world. Quantitative and qualitative indices of the AMU on preparing skilled doctors and medical scientists are comparable to those of some leading countries. Today, the functioning of University clinics, as well as the advanced reinforcement of the material and technical basis has brought about a fundamental change in the direction of improving the quality of medical education to satisfy the needs and expectance of labor market. Azerbaijan Medical University has got an administrative building, 6 teaching buildings, 4 University Clinics (therapeutic clinic, Surgical Clinic, stomatological clinic and Clinic of Oncology), scientific-research centre, student canteen and buffets, health resort, a publishing house and newspaper, big sport complex with swimming pool, fundamental library and laboratories. More than 7 thousands students are studying at the 5 faculties, such as General Medicine 1 and 2, Medical prophylactics, Dentistry, Military Medicine and Pharmacy.

TRANSPORTATION

Heydar Aliyev International Airport – it is the international airport in Azerbaijan located 20 km northeast of the capital Baku. http://www.airportbaku.com/

Baku Metro (Subway) – it is a rapid transit system serving Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. http://metro.gov.az/en/

Baku Bus – they are an inexpensive way to travel in Azerbaijan. Bus schedules are generally available at bus stops. http://www.bakubus.az/

Taxi services – they are also good choice for travelling around the city. http://www.bakitaksi.az/

SOCIAL PROGRAM

Our social program is designed to fit interests of everyone who is interested in exploring the ancient culture and history of Azerbaijan, as well as witnessing modern developments and urban life. 

Our Social Program includes tours not only in Baku but also in other regions such as Shaki, Shamakhi, Qabala etc. Students can enjoy the hot summer on the shore of Caspian Sea with its fascinating beaches and the picturesque mountain views in the regions of Azerbaijan. Feel the spirit of fire and learn the secrets of the Land of Fire! We would be very happy to meet every incoming in Azerbaijan- the place where the East meets West!

 

MUST SEE
Lahij 
Lahij is a village and municipality on the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus within the Ismailli Rayon of Azerbaijan. Population is approximately 860 people who speak the Tati language.
Lahij is a notable place in Azerbaijan, with its authentic handicrafts traditions, particularly related to copper. The village's carpet and rug crafts are also well known in Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus. Lahij has an old sewage system (some experts claim that it was built 1000 – 1500 years ago). Due to frequent earthquakes local people have developed sophisticated and authentic construction techniques.



Sheki
 
Sheki district is one of the most interesting, original and beautiful regions of Azerbaijan. The administrative center - the city of Sheki – is one of the most ancient cities of Azerbaijan and is located on the picturesque hillsides of the Caucasus Mountains in the background of snowy peaks. 
Sheki is rightly called the architectural reserve of the country. Of particular interest to visitors is the palace of the Sheki Khans (1762) – a rare example of a combination of national architecture and traditions of palace architecture. You can hardly find the second palace like this by the design and interior decoration. It is known that during the construction of the palace a single nail was not used. Mosaic in there is made in traditional style Shebeke (colored glass decoration).



Gobustan 

Gobustan National Park officially Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape is a hill and mountain site occupying the southeast end of the Greater Caucasus mountain ridge in Azerbaijan, mainly in the basin of Jeyrankechmaz River, between the rivers Pirsagat and Sumgait. It is located west of the settlement of Gobustan, about 40 miles (64 km) southwest of the centre of Baku on the west bank of the Caspian Sea.

The territory of Gobustan is cut up with numerous, sometimes rather deep ravines. That is a suggested origin of the Gobustan geographical name.

In 1966 Gobustan was declared a national historical landmark of Azerbaijan in an attempt to preserve the ancient carvings, relics, mud volcanoes and gas-stones in the region. The mountains Boyukdash, Kichikdash, Jingirdag, and the Yazili hill were taken under legal government protection. These mountains are located near the Caspian Sea, in the southeast part of Gobustan.

In 2007 Gobustan was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered to be of "outstanding universal value" for the quality and density of its rock art engravings, for the substantial evidence the collection of rock art images presents for hunting, fauna, flora and lifestyles in pre-historic times and for the cultural continuity between prehistoric and medieval times that the site reflects.


CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

The Azerbaijani are very warm, friendly and hospitable.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 

Country calling code

+994

 
Numbers for police, ambulance, fire and rescue services: who to call in an emergency in Azerbaijan.

Fire

Tel: 101

Police

Tel: 102

Ambulance

Tel: 103

Gas

Tel: 104

Electricity

Tel: 199

State Migration Service

Tel: 919

Child Helpline

Tel: (012) 480 22 80
(050) 680 22 80