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Peace Corps Azerbaijan Welcome Book - June 2013

Peace Corps Azerbaijan Welcome Book - June 2013

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Peace Corps Azerbaijan Welcome Book - June 2013 'CCD' azwb314
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Published by: Accessible Journal Media Peace Corps Docs on Aug 15, 2013
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The easternmost country in the Caucasus, Azerbaijan is
bordered by the Greater Caucasus Mountains in the northeast,
the Caspian Sea in the east, Russia (Daghestan) and Georgia in
the north, Armenia in the west, and Iran in the south.

Azerbaijan‘s climate is generally dry and continental, but with
great regional variations. Baku, for example, has approximately
300 days of sunshine but, like Chicago, is famous for the strong
winds that periodically blow off the Caspian Sea. Its summer
temperatures often exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and wind chill
can dramatically lower winter temperatures from their usual 40-
degree levels. Inland, winter temperatures are much colder. Snow
in the mountains is frequent, and villages can be completely cut
off. Spring brings snow melt and the possibility of flooding.

PEACE CORPS | AZERBAIJAN | WELCOME BOOK
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Central Azerbaijan, by comparison, is dry and semi-desert-like.
The forested south experiences an atypical autumn, with October
rains, while the orchards near Quba in the northeast get
occasionally heavy rainfall in the spring. March, April, May,
October, and November, on the whole, tend to be wonderful
times for parents and friends to visit.

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