Vehicle registration plates of Azerbaijan

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Vehicle registration plate of Azerbaijan
Rectangular format (rear) plate. Unlike the rear, the DIN shaped front plate on this car has dashes.

Vehicle registration plates of Azerbaijan are usually composed of two numbers (identifying the vehicle registration department), a hyphen, two letters, a hyphen and three numbers (e.g. 10-JA-234), the plates are coloured black font on a white background. The plates are the same size as European plates and usually have an Azerbaijan flag and the initials 'AZ' on the left side.

According to Olavsplates, new style plates with a rectangular flag and a microchip are being introduced, but pictures of such plates are missing and very hard to find on the web.

Since January 2011 the Azerbaijan License Plate incorporates an RFiD TAG/chip, the RFiD TAG is placed on the lower left corner of the LP below the Azerbaijan national flag, in most plates the TAG has the "AZ" letters printed on. The TAG may move to the top right corner and lose the "AZ" printing on some of the more squared LP formats. The colour of the LP still varies depending on the vehicles usage and ownership.

The Portuguese company Porta Saber, Lda is supplying the License Plate RFiD TAG and the License Plate RFiD Reading System and Software.

Sample of a current Azerbaijan license plate with RFiD TAG.
Azerbaijan license plate for public transport with RFiD TAG

Car designations[edit]

As with Turkish plates (which in turn adopted a reversed version of the former French license plate system), in Azeri plates the first two digits of the license plate represent the department, followed by a progressive 2-letter and 3-number system (progression starting with AA-001 and ending with ZZ-999). Below is a table of digits and relevant departments (italic means this department is controlled (and mostly) by Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, bold means this department is a part of Naxçıvan AR):

Code Department Code Department Code Department
01 Absheron 26 Xankəndi 51 Samux
02 Ağdam 27 Xaçmaz 52 Salyan
03 Ağdaş 28 Xocavənd 53 Siyəzən
04 Ağcabədi 29 Xızı 54 Sabirabad
05 Ağstafa 30 İmişli 55 Şəki
06 Ağsu 31 İsmayıllı 56 Şamaxı
07 Astara 32 Kəlbəcər 57 Şəmkir
08 Balakən 33 Kürdəmir 58 Şuşa
09 Bərdə 34 Qax 59 Tərtər
10 Baku 35 Qazax 60 Tovuz
11 Beyləqan 36 Qəbələ 61 Ucar
12 Biləsuvar 37 Qobustan 62 Zaqatala
13 unused 38 Qusar 63 Zərdab
14 Cəbrayıl 39 Qubadlı 64 Zəngilan
15 Cəlilabad 40 Quba 65 Yardımlı
16 Daşkəsən 41 Laçın 66 Yevlax
17 Şabran 42 Lənkəran City 67 Babək
18 Shirvan 43 Lənkəran District 68 Şərur
19 Füzuli 44 Masallı 69 Ordubad
20 Gəncə 45 Mingəçevir 70 Naxçıvan
21 Gədəbəy 46 Naftalan 71 Şahbuz
22 Goranboy 47 Neftçala 72 Culfa
23 Göyçay 48 Oğuz 85 Naxçıvan
24 Hacıqabul 49 Saatlı 90 Baku
25 Göygöl 50 Sumqayıt 99 Baku

Types of Plates[edit]

Private vehicles[edit]

  • Government Officials - Composed XX-AA-XXX
  • Presidential Administration - Composed XX-PA-XXX
  • President's Secret Service - Composed XX-PM-XXX
  • Trailers - Composed the same way as usual Azerbaijan plates, but with no hyphen.
  • Foreign series - Composed of a letter, three numbers a space and three more numbers.

External links[edit]

Media related to License plates of Azerbaijan at Wikimedia Commons