Population of main cities:
Baku (1,229,100); Ganja (328,400); Sumgait (297,600); Mingacevir (101,600); Khirdalan (96,200); Qaraçuxur (84,500); Shirvan (78,100); Nakhchivan (77,400); Bakikhanov (73,700)
The population is predominantly Azeri (over 91%), with many minority groups: Lezgins (2%), Russians (around 1.5%), Armenians (around 1.5%, mainly in the Nagorno-Karabakh region), Talish (around 1%), and other groups such as Avars, Turks, Tatars, Ukrainians, Tsakhurs, Georgians, Kurds, and Tat (over 3%). (The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Other Languages Spoken:
Russian and English
Shiite Muslims 65%, Sunni Muslims 28%, Orthodox Christians 5%, Others 2%.
It is %T:%M %A In Baku
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National Currency: Azerbaijanian New Manat (AZN)
Type of State:
Presidential 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 (World Rank):
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.
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18.4 per 100 Inhabitants
54.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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Latest Update: September 2023