The rich historical, cultural and natural heritage of the country attracts visitors from all over the world. Untouched nature, mineral springs, the world’s only oil field treatment – naphthalene, a unique ancient architecture, unique culture, cuisine, and more contribute to the formation in Azerbaijan of all types of tourism: business, sport, medical, cognitive, hunting, exotic, beach and even gastronomic.
Azerbaijan is a country of rich cultural and historic heritage. Over thousands of years, it cradled high culture and was in the thick of major historical events. Many caravan routes including the Great Silk Way run through Azerbaijan. They linked ancient civilizations like Sumer, Assyria, Greece, Rome, Iran, Turkey, India, China and other. Most of those civilizations left their mark on the history and culture of Azerbaijan. Today, more than 6 thousand historical and cultural monuments are scattered over the country, 65 of which belong to the monuments of universal importance.
Azerbaijan As a Developing Country
Today, Azerbaijan is a dynamically developing country with a favorable business climate. It is a place, where many important international projects are implemented. Azerbaijan hosts many industrial exhibitions and conferences covering such economic sectors as oil and gas, agriculture and food processing, ICT, construction and others. With the development of the economy and increasing business contacts with abroad, the importance of business tourism in Azerbaijan cannot be undervalued.
Religion in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan is among the most religiously tolerant countries in the world. It is confirmed by all religious, public and state figures. The peaceful coexistence of different religious confessions in Azerbaijan “has been possible thanks to a spirit of tolerance and mutual acceptance, which cannot fail to be a reason for pride for the country” The Pope John Paul II said. Along with the majority of the population professing Islam, representatives of Christian and Jewish communities enjoy the same status and level of religious freedom.
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