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    Establishing your own business in Azerbaijan is not easy. Tips from InterNations members helped me a lot to cope with the bureaucratic challenges

Living in Ganja

The beautiful city of Ganja is sometimes referred to as Azerbaijan's 'First Capital of Independence', in recognition of its early role in the country's struggle for independence from pre-Soviet Russia. This is only one of a number of occupations that the people of Ganja have had to put up with over the centuries, however, and people there are understandably proud of their city's resilience. It is a medium-sized city of around 315,000 with a historic center, a certain amount of which is pedestrian only, and a number of attractive landmarks and sights for expatriates living in Ganja to see. The Bottle House, for example, is an incredible sight – it is quite literally a house entirely made from bottles – and the Tomb of Nizami is a contentious monument at the center of a dispute between Azerbaijan and Iran, both of which claim Nizami Ganjavi, a twelfth century poet, as their own. While the records show that the poet was Persian by origin, expats living in Ganja may like to give locals the benefit of the doubt.

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Moving to Ganja

Expats moving to Ganja can fly directly into the Ganja International Airport from a few countries (namely Russia, Ukraine and Turkey), so travelling to the city will usually involve travelling through one of these destinations. There is also a railway line running from east to west through Azerbaijan, which passes through the city. The InterNations website has a good collection of articles and information available to expatriates moving to Ganja, which cover general expatriation topics ranging from expat finance and insurance to cross-cultural communication and living abroad, and is available in our online Expat Magazine. We also have a number of pieces written by other InterNations members on their own experiences of expatriate life. These are often a good way to get expatriation tips and advice, as well as a more in-depth picture of the ups and downs of moving abroad.

Working in Ganja

Expatriates working in Ganja can enjoy both the gentler pace of a smaller city with the buzz and cultural life of their host country's second city. The local economy is mixed, with agricultural, industrial and tourism sectors as well as copper mining nearby. The city's luxury goods industries – silk, footwear and porcelain – are well regarded at home and abroad, with Ganja silk fetching a particularly high premium. Expats working in Ganja can get in touch with other global minds and expatriates in Ganja through the InterNations website – our forums, discussion groups and private messages are the easiest way to do this, with meet-ups and international networks frequently organized in this way around the world. As an expatriate in Ganja, you'll already be in a diverse city with a number of identities and groups, so you shouldn't have much trouble finding the international community or, for that matter, settling in as a local resident.

Join Our Exciting Events in Ganja

Attend our monthly events and activities for Ganja expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

May 3, 2024, 5:30 PM
25 attendees
Our next Networking Event will take place on 3rd of May 2024 at 19:30 at the “Serena” Cocktail Bar (Abovyan 3/1 Yerevan, Armenia) jointly with EBA Armenia. Old and new community members, everyone wh
Welcome to a Night of Elegance and Connection! Join the Tbilisi InterNations community on Saturday, April 27th, at the esteemed Tbilisi Philharmonic by Mercure, a venue that promises more than just a
Apr 26, 2024, 5:00 PM
57 attendees
You are invited to join us for Baku InterNations April event @Highballbeer Sports & Gastro Bar on Friday 26th April from 19:00 pm onwards. It is located at Izzat Nabiyev, 26 street. Before the party
Mar 30, 2024, 5:00 PM
48 attendees
Get ready for a Saturday night like no other at the Castor & Pollux Hotel in Tbilisi, where luxury and community come together in the heart of the city. This gem is celebrated for its unmatched servic

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