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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)
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Azerbaijan Flag:
Flag of Azerbaijan

The flag of Azerbaijan was officially adopted on February 5, 1991.

After gaining its independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991, this flag, dating back to 1920, was hoisted for all to see.

It features three equal horizontal bands of blue, red, and green. A crescent and eight-pointed star, symbols of Islam, are centered in the red band.

The country had a long alliance with Turkey, and the blue color has long been associated with the Turkic peoples. Green is said to symbolize the strong influences of the religion of Islam on local culture. The red band symbolizes progress, particularly in the development of a modern state.

Larger Azerbaijan flag

Azerbaijan Coat of Arms:
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan's coat of arms (considered an emblem) was approved on January 19, 1993.

The emblem is composed of an eight pointed star encircled by layers of green, red and blue.

Similar to the flag, the color red represents development and democracy, the color blue showcases that Azerbaijanis are one of the Turkic peoples, and green is symbolic of the Islamic influences on the country.
This page was last updated on February 1, 2019.

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 biggest city in Azerbaijan?

Baku is the largest and the capital city of Azerbaijan.

The Largest Cities In 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?

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

What are the religious beliefs in Azerbaijan?

Shia Islam is the leading religious belief with 80% of the country’s population adhering to the faith, Sunni Islam is the second leading religious belief in Azerbaijan with a following of 13%, and Orthodox Christianity is the third largest religious belief with 3%. Other religions make up 4% of the population.

Religious Beliefs In Azerbaijan

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