The Republic of Azerbaijan through the geostrategic situation, is the one of the significant countries of the Euro-Asian continent. Azerbaijan is a country in the eastern part of the Caucasus Mountains and the south-west coast of the Caspian Sea. On the territorial, social and economic and demographic potential Azerbaijan is the leader of the countries of South Caucasus.
Since ancient times, information about Azerbaijan has been recorded in the works by ancient scholars, travellers and historians. Herodotus, Strabo, Ptolemy and many others have written about an amazing land located on the west coast of the Caspian Sea in the eastern part of South Caucasus. The cradle of ancient civilization located at the crossroads of geopolitical, economic and cultural interests of many tribes and nations, Azerbaijan has left to posterity the rich cultural heritage: more than 7,500 natural, archaeological, architectural and historical monuments. These include such masterpieces as rock engravings in Gobustan, the mausoleums of Momina Khatun and Garabaglar, the Palace of the Shaki Khans, the Maiden Tower in Baku, the Khudaferin bridges, castles of Absheron, medieval manuscripts decorated with brilliant miniatures, antique carpets, works of literature, art and sculpture.
Today, Azerbaijan is an independent and secular state with a dynamic economic, social and cultural spheres. Every year the country implements large-scale international projects, hosts various economic symposia, sporting events, music forums and film festivals.