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By: Aysel



Hi, my name is Aysel and I am from Azerbaijan. I don’t live there right now because I live in the UK, but I go there quite often because all my relatives live there. I moved from Azerbaijan when I was quite young, but it doesn’t make me forget it. Most of you have probably never heard of Azerbaijan, but I will tell you about it.

Azerbaijan is a little country that is located in the Caspian Sea. The Caspian Sea is actually considered to be a lake, so it’s the biggest lake in the whole world. Azerbaijan is mostly populated by Muslims. The capital is Baku and people there speak Azeri (the native language). Most people also speak Russian. Most schools in Azerbaijan are free. The free schools have names such as ‘School N.5,’ so the free schools are numbered.

The weather in Azerbaijan is usually quite nice. In summer the weather is usually about 25 degrees Celsius up to 35 degrees Celsius. Some winters there is snow. The citizens of Azerbaijan get really excited when it snows, and everyone goes outside. Throughout the whole year there is always a fresh cool breeze.

In the center of Baku you can enter an ‘Inner City,’ which in Azeri is called Icheri-Shekher and has beautiful narrow streets, mosques, a minaret dating from 1078, and 12th-century city walls. It also has a Shirvanshah (Khan’s) Palace, which was built in the 15th century and is now a museum.

Some of you may have heard of the USSR. Azerbaijan was part of it, but it also separated from it in 1991 when the USSR fell. I am proud being from Azerbaijan and miss living there a lot.




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