Azerbaijan is a land of fire with a unique nature, culture and centuries-old history with its own customs. Azerbaijan is located in the eastern part of the South Caucasus on the coast of the Caspian Sea. The population of the country is over 9.8 million people, the territory is 86,600 km², in both of these indicators Azerbaijan is the largest country in the South Caucasus. Baku is the capital and largest city of the country. The national language is Azerbaijani. Azerbaijan is an amazing historical and cultural heritage with more than 7,500 natural, archaeological, architectural and historical monuments. Rock paintings in Gobustan, the Momine-Khatun and Garabaglar mausoleums, the Palace of Sheki khans, the Maiden’s Tower, the Absheron castles, medieval manuscripts decorated with brilliant miniatures, ancient carpets, works of literature, painting and sculpture are only a small part of this priceless heritage.