Find out some interesting facts about Azerbaijan to share with the kids, and enjoy our collection of flag-based Azerbaijan printables.
Skyline of Baku, Azerbaijan
Learn a Little about Azerbaijan
- The Republic of Azerbaijan sits in the Caucasus region, where Europe meets Central Asia.
- Azerbaijan borders Russia , Iran , Georgia and Armenia with an eastern coastline on the Caspian Sea.
- The country was known in ancient times as the 'Land of Fire’ due to gas burning on hillsides. Half the world’s mud volcanoes are located in Azerbaijan.
- The prosperous capital city of Baku is the most cosmopolitan in the region, boosted by oil revenues. The first oil well was drilled nearby.
- The Swedish Nobel brothers, who funded the Noble Prize, set up on Oil company here in the late 1879.
- In Baku’s Old City, the Maiden Tower, an iconic 12th century stone building, is a reminder of the trading past of this nation, which lay on the ancient Silk Road.
- Baku hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 after local band Ell/Nikki won in 2011.
- Visitors to the mountain village of Xinalaq can experience the lifestyle of shepherds who still live in rustic stone huts and speak their own Kesta language.
About the Azerbaijan Flag
Azerbaijan's flag is a tricolour of blue (symbolising the country's Turkic heritage), red (for progress) and green (for Islam). There is a white crescent and eight-pointed star on the red centre.
Our Azerbaijan Resources
Hand these bookmarks out as quiz prizes in geography or at the end of a study session on Azerbaijan! If you've got a few minutes to fill, print the black and white version and colour them in.
There are many smaller countries in eastern Europe whose flags are not well known; Azerbaijan for example! Take the opportunity to study it by completing this colouring in flag.
The lesser known flag of Azerbaijan makes an interesting jigsaw subject for children interested in geography. All the jigsaws on the site are easy to make, just choose a cutting template and away you go!
Use these flags of Azerbaijan to decorate school books or make a flags of the world display. If you have a large map of the world you could pin the flags of the world on the correct locations!