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Azerbaijan Facts

  • Name: Azerbaijan
  • (long form) Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Capital City: Baku (2,064,900 pop.)
  • Azerbaijan Population: 9,590,159 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Manat
    (conversion rates)

    manat
    500 Manat
  • Ethnicity: Azeri 90.6%, Dagestani 2.2%, Russian 1.8%, Armenian 1.5%, other 3.9%

    note: almost all Armenians live in the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region
  • GDP total: $98.16 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $10,700 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Azerbaijani (Azeri) (official) 90.3%, Lezgi 2.2%, Russian 1.8%, Armenian 1.5%, other 3.3%, unspecified 1%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Baku, Giandzha, Sumgait
  • Name: Azerbaijan's name comes from the native spelling Azerbaycan ('the land of fire'), which referred to surface fires on ancient oil pools
  • National Day: May 28
  • Religion: Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, other 1.8%

    note: religious affiliation is still nominal in Azerbaijan; percentages for actual practicing adherents are much lower
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.