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Azerbaijan Facts

Azerbaijan's Information

Flag of Azerbaijan
Land Area 82,629 km2
Water Area 3,971 km2
Total Area 86,600km2 (#111)
Population 9,872,765 (#91)
Population Density 119.48/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $166.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $17,700
Currency Manat (AZN)
More Information Azerbaijan
Largest Cities
  • 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
  • Symbols

Azerbaijan Trivia

How Much of Azerbaijan is in Europe?

Approximately 2,687.27 square miles of Azerbaijan lies within Europe.

Is Azerbaijan in Europe?

What is the Capital of Azerbaijan?

Baku is the political, economic, and cultural capital of Azerbaijan.

What Is the Capital City of Azerbaijan?

What Languages are Spoken in Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijani, the official language of Azerbaijan, is spoken by more than 90% of the population of the country.

What Languages Are Spoken In Azerbaijan?

What is the biggest city in Azerbaijan?

Baku is the largest and the capital city of Azerbaijan.

The Largest Cities In Azerbaijan

Which Are The Biggest Industries In Azerbaijan?

Petroleum and natural gas, steel, iron ore, cement, etc., are some of the biggest industries of Azerbaijan.

The Biggest Industries In Azerbaijan

What are the ethnic groups of Azerbaijan?

92% of the country's residents are ethnic Azerbaijanis, while Lezgins are the largest ethnic minority at 2%.

Ethnic Groups Of Azerbaijan

About the Author

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