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flag Azerbaijan Azerbaijan: Introduction

Capital: Baku


Total Population: 9,416,598
Natural Increase: 1.3%
Density: 114 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 54.1%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Baku (2,072,000); Gandja (300,000); Sumgait (270,000); Mingacevir (95,000); Qaraçuxur (73,000).
Ethnic Origins: Majority group: Azerbaijani (90%)

Minority groups: Lezguian (2.2%), Russian (1.8%), Armenian (1.5%), Talish (1%), Avar (0.6%), Turkish (0.5%), Tatar (0.4%), Ukrainian (0.4%), Tsakhour (0.2%), Georgian (0.2%), Kurdish (0.2%), Tat (0.1%)

Official Language: Azerbaijani
Other Languages Spoken: Russian.
Business Language(s): Russian and English
Religion: Shiite Muslims 65%, Sunni Muslims 28%, Orthodox Christians 5%, Others 2%.

Local Time:

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National Currency: Azerbaijanian New Manat (AZN)

Country Overview

Area: 86,600 km²
Type of State: Republic with limited parliamentary democracy where the President enjoys immense powers.
Type of Economy: Developing country, with weak incomes..
The Azerbaijani economy is highly dependent on the exploitation of petrol in the Caspian Sea, which represents 70% of its exports and 50% of the State budget.
HDI*: 0.748/1
HDI (World Rank): 76/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Azerbaijan, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Azerbaijan, Dial +994
Internet Suffix: .az
Telephone Lines: 18.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 54.2 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 6,5146,74610,16710,41711,200
Exports of Goods (million USD) 21,09726,47634,49432,63431,100
Imports of Services (million USD) 3,2973,7625,6307,1058,384
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,6702,0172,6244,1534,551

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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