flag Azerbaijan Azerbaijan: Introducció

Capital: Baku


Total Population: 10,175,016
Natural Increase: 0.4%
Density: 123 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 57.2%
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)
Ethnic Origins: 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)
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: Presidential republic with limited parliamentary democracy where the president enjoys wide 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*: 0.751/1
HDI (World Rank): 78/188

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 call from Azerbaijan, dial 00
To call Azerbaijan, dial +994
Internet Suffix: .az
Telephone Lines: 18.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 54.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 13,66810,73211,70314,54017,285
Exports of Goods (million USD) 19,63513,73322,20838,14733,899
Imports of Services (million USD) 6,3775,5556,0137,7658,658
Exports of Services (million USD) 3,7612,6263,8025,0676,257

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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