• Azerbaijan - a nation of Turkic Muslims - has been an independent republic since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Despite a cease-fire, in place since 1994, Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over the Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh enclave (largely Armenian populated). Azerbaijan has lost almost 20% of its territory and must support some 750,000 refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) as a result of the conflict.
    Corruption is ubiquitous and the promise of widespread wealth from Azerbaijan's undeveloped petroleum resources remains largely unfulfilled.
    (Source: CIA - The World Factbook)

    border countries: Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey
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  • Azerbaijan City

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    Official Name:
    Azarbaycan Respublikasi
    short form: Azarbaycan
    int'l long form: Republic of Azerbaijan
    int'l short form: Azerbaijan

    ISO Country Code: az

    Time:
    Local Time = UTC +4h (DST in Summer +5h)

    Country Calling Code: +994

    Capital City: Baku

    Other Cities: Ali Bayramli, Baki, Ganca, Lankaran, Mingacevir, Naftalan, Saki, Sumqayit, Susa, Xankandi, Yevlax.


    Government:
    Type: Republic.
    Constitution: Approved in November 1995 referendum.
    Independence: 30 August 1991 (from Soviet Union).

    Geography:
    Location: South Caucasus; bordered by Russia to the north, the Caspian Sea to the east, Iran to the south, and Georgia and Armenia to the west.
    Area: 33 774 sq. mi. (includes Nakhchivan and Nagorno-Karabakh);
    Terrain: Caucasus Mountains to the north, lowland in the central area through which the Kura River flows.

    Climate: Dry, subtropical with hot summers and mild winters; forests, meadows, and alpine tundra in the mountains.

    People:
    Nationality: Azerbaijani, Azeri.
    Population: 8 million.
    Ethnic groups: Azeri 90.6%, Dagestani 2.2%, Russian 1.8%, Armenian 1.5%, other 3.9%. Note: the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region is populated almost entirely by Armenians.
    Religion: Muslim 93.4% (majority Shi'a), Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox Church 2.3%, and other 1.8%.
    Languages: Azerbaijani 89%, Russian 3%, Armenian 2%, and other 6%.
    Literacy: 97%.


    Natural resources: Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, nonferrous metals, alumina.

    Agriculture products: Cotton, tobacco, grain, rice, grapes, fruit, vegetables, tea, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats.

    Industries: Petroleum and natural gas, petroleum products, oilfield equipment; steel, iron ore; cement; chemicals and petrochemicals; textiles.

    Currency: Azerbaijan Manat; beginning January 2006, 1 new Manat (AZN) = 5000 old Manats (AZM).

    Azerbaijan in Figures
    Azerbaijan key statistical data.