These two unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Azerbaijan, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.
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CHAPTER 1 - GEOGRAPHY - Introduction * Geographic Divisions * Topographic Features * Climate * Bodies of Water * Rivers and Lakes * The Caspian Sea * Population and Cities * Baku * Ganca (Ganja) * Sumqayit * Mingacevir * Naxcivan City * Environmental Concerns * Natural Hazards * Chapter 1 Assessment - CHAPTER 2 - HISTORY - Introduction * Prehistory * Early History * Islam, the Seljuk Dynasty, and the Mongols * 15th Century-Early 20th Century * The Russian Empire * The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic* Soviet Dominance * Ethnic Tensions * The Nagorno-Karabakh War * Political Chaos * The Aliyev Era * Azerbaijan Today * Chapter 2 Assessment - CHAPTER 3 - ECONOMY - Introduction * Agriculture * Industry and Manufacturing * Energy and Mineral Resources * Energy * Minerals * Trade and Investment * Transportation * Tourism * Banking and Finance * Standard of Living and Employment * Economic Outlook * Chapter 3 Assessment
CHAPTER 4 - SOCIETY - Introduction * Ethnic Groups and Language * Azeris * Kurds * Lezgins (Dagestani) * Russians and Armenians * Tats * Talysh * Religion * Islam * Christianity * Judaism * Cuisine * Traditional Dress * Gender Issues * Literature * Music * Folk Culture and Folklore * Sports and Recreation * Chapter 4 Assessment * CHAPTER 5 - SECURITY - Introduction * U.S.-Azerbaijani Relations * Relations with Neighboring Countries * Armenia * Georgia * Iran * Russia * Turkey * Military * Police * Terrorist Groups * Issues Affecting Security * Nagorno-Karabakh * Democratic and Business Reforms * Outlook * Chapter 5 Assessment
CHAPTER 1 - PROFILE - Introduction * Geography * Area * Geographic Divisions and Topographic Features * Climate * Bodies of Water * Rivers and Lakes * Caspian Sea * Major Cities * Baku * Mingacevir * Naxcivan City * History * Pre-Independence * Ethnic Tensions * Azerbaijan Today * Government * Media * Economy * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Azeris * Kurds * Lezgins (Dagestani) * Russians and Armenians * Tats * Talysh * CHAPTER 2 - RELIGION - Overview of Major Religions * Islam * Care and Handling of the Quran * Christianity * Judaism * Religion and Government * Influence of Religion on Daily Life * Religion and Gender * Religious Holidays and Events * Ramadan * Kurban-Bayram * Noruz * Buildings of Worship * Behavior in Places of Worship * Mosques * Armenian Orthodox Christian Churches * Synagogues - CHAPTER 3 - TRADITIONS - Formulaic Codes of Politeness * Greetings * Hospitality and Gift Giving * Eating and Types of Food * Etiquette * Cuisine * Dress Code * Nonreligious Holidays and Celebrations * New Year's Day * Women's Day * Victory Day * Dos and Don'ts * CHAPTER 4 - URBAN LIFE - Introduction * Urbanization Issues * Housing and Infrastructure * Pollution * Poverty and Displaced Persons * Urban Economy and Jobs * Urban Healthcare * Education * Restaurants * Tea Houses * Marketplace * Money and ATMs * Urban Transportation and Traffic * Cars * Taxis * Buses and Metro * Trains and Airplanes * Street Crimes and Solicitations * CHAPTER 5 - RURAL LIFE - Introduction * Land Tenure * Economy and Jobs * Healthcare * Education * Transportation * Government * Border Crossings and Checkpoints * Landmines * CHAPTER 6 - FAMILY LIFE - Introduction * Typical Household and Family Structure * Children * Married Life, Divorce, and Birth * Marriage * Divorce * Birth * Family Social Events * Weddings * Funerals * Naming Conventions * Chapter 6 Assessment