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All about Azerbaijan!

All about Azerbaijan!

Lauren
CASPIAN SEA _ AZERBAIJAN _SUMGAIT_ June 1997: Fishermen standing on a submerged pipeline as they fish in the Caspian Sea. Sumgait was once the industrial hub of chemical and heavy metal production in the Soviet Union. It had over 33 factories employing hundreds of thousands of workers, who were housed just one km from where the 300,000 tonnes of toxic waste produced each year was stored. Ten years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, 70% of the population has some form of chemical-related illness. 

 

 

 

 

The Children’s Eyes On Earth Festival and Exhibition will be held in Azerbaijan in October. But how much do you know about the country? Check out our top facts!

* Azerbaijan is a country in Eastern Europe which lies next to the Caspian Sea.

* The national animal of Azerbaijan is the Karabakh horse.

* Over nine million people live in Azerbaijan and 14 different languages are spoken there!

* The country's amazing scenery includes the Greater Caucasus mountains.

Azerbaijan translated from Persian means ‘Guardians Of Fire’.

* Azerbaijan hosted the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, which was won by Sweden!

 

Don't forget, you could win a trip to Azerbaijan by entering the Children’s Eyes On Earth contest here