Azerbaijan hosts an interesting (ahem) competition each year – in the ‘Seven Beauties‘ competition, 7 girls are given different colored threads and crochet hooks and asked to crochet a pair of quality stockings… whoever finishes the best quality pair of stockings first, wins!
Azerbaijan is home to a young man who is part of an elite club; Teimour Radjabov is an International Chess Grandmaster and in 2001 he became the 2nd youngest grandmaster ever (he is now ranked 8th, thanks to 6 children of various nationalities gaining the accolade at a younger age).
Drinking tea is a large part of Azerbaijani hospitality and often takes place before a meal. They do, however, drink it in a seemingly unusual way – you must pop some sugar or jam into your mouth before sipping the tea and combining the two in your mouth… are you thinking what we’re thinking?
The Naxciva, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan grows cotton, grain, grapes and rice; they also rear cattle, pigs, goats and sheep.
Its industry consists of petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, oil field equipment, steel, cement and textiles.
Azerbaijan exports oil and gas, cotton, machinery and foodstuffs.
Do you know any fun facts about Azerbaijan? Share them in the comments below!