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About Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan Republic

    Location: Between 44º and 52º east longitude, 38º and 42º north latitude.
    Territory: 86,600 square km, 11.5 percent covered by forests, 1.6 percent covered by internal waters. Fifty percent of the territory is agricultural lands, 27 percent of which are pastures.
    Borders: Russian Federation (390 km), Georgia (480 km) and Armenia (1,007 km), Turkey (13 km) and Iran (756 km).
    Capital city: Baku the population is about two million.
    Population: 8,141,400 (January 1, 2002), 50.8 percent reside in urban areas, 49.2 percent in rural areas.
    About 13 percent of the population are refugees and IDPs.
    Population density 94 per km²
    Currency: Manat

    Economic Indicators: Per capita GDP: 715.4 USD
        Annual real GDP growth rate: 9.9 percent
        Inflation rate: 1.5 percent

    Life Expectancy at Birth: 71.9 years (75.2 for woman, 68.7 for men)
    Language: The official language is Azerbaijani.
    Other languages: Russian, Georgian, Armenian, Lezghi
    Religion: Majority of the population is Muslim
    Other religions include Orthodox Christianity, Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism
    As a result of a territorial claim and military aggression from Armenia about 20% of Azerbaijani territory has been occupied since 1988 and about one million people became refugees and internally displaced persons (IDP).

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