Leader- Prime Minister Artur Rasizade and President Ilham Aliyev
Government Type- Presidential Republic
Language- When the Soviets controlled the country, the two official languages were Azeri and Russian. Azeri is the dominant language, the younger population speaks English. However, different culture groups across Azerbaijan have their own unique languages.
- Azerbaijan's means "Land of Fire" in Persian
Sports And Entertainment
Most people get 21 vacation days per year. A popular vacation spot is the beach. Richer families get beach houses while poorer people may only spend the day there.
Some famous singers from Azerbaijan are: Muslim Magomayve, Emin Agalarov and Nigar Jamal. Famous actors and actresses include: Mirza Babavav, Fakhraddin Manafow, Leyla Badireyli and Nasbia Zeynalova.
The picture above is a photograph of a movie theater in Azerbaijan.
The most popular sports are soccer, wrestling, boxing, rhythmic gymnastics, weightlifting. There are lots of Olympic training centers around the country but wrestling, boxing and weightlifting are Azerbaijan's most successful sports.
Kids in Azerbaijan like to play sports, including basketball, volleyball, and soccer. These are provided in school but girls usually take dance classes instead. Recently, it has been harder for kids to play these as the land has been taken over for other things, like buildings and car parks.
This is a common dish in Azerbaijan. It is steamed rice topped with chicken, lamb, milk and dried fruit.
Men usually cook Kebabs. These are pieces of meat, eggplant, potato, tomato and pepper, grilled on a stick.
Men also prepare Khash, which is stomach, legs and heads from a sheep or cow. This is usually eaten in winter.
This is a lamb broth with potatoes and peas. It is usually cooked in clay pots in the oven.
Dovga is a dish of yogurt, rice and herbs. People believe that it aids digestion.
This can either be made from ground meat wrapped in pomegranate leaves or an eggplant, tomato and pepper mixture wrapped in cabbage leaves.
Parents and Children
Children are expected to be well behaved and help out with chores around the house. Boys help with shopping and heavy lifting, while girls help around the home more. Boys look after their sisters and protect their physical and moral security. The oldest boy stays at home after marriage to be the leader of the house. Everyone stays at home until they are married. Curfews are put on girls before they can go to social outings or be out after dark.
Boys are very favored over girls. If a woman is having a baby, she might abort it if it is a girl. If a woman is pregnant with a boy, more care will be given to the woman while and after the baby is born. A child's 16th birthday is a large milestone and it is celebrated. Girls are considered adults when they are 16, while boys are considered adults when they are 18.
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Movie Theater. Digital image. Your Trip Ideas. Web. 16 May 2016.
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Rural house. Digital image. Flick River. Web. 16 May 2016.
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Traditional Azerbaijan Clothing. Digital image. Pintrest. Web. 16 May 2016.
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Women Azerbaijan. Digital image. Pintrest. Web. 16 May 2016.
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