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About Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan is an oil and gas rich nation that hugs the western shore of the Caspian Sea. Bordering Iran, Georgia, Russia and Armenia, it has a population of 8.3 million people, according to the CIA World Fact book.Azerbaijan is an oil and gas rich nation that hugs the western shore of the Caspian Sea. Bordering Iran, Georgia, Russia and Armenia, it has a population of 8.3 million people, according to the CIA World Fact book.

Roughly a quarter of the country's residents live in the capital, Baku, a cosmopolitan urban center that combines ultra-modern skyscrapers with a historic Walled City that is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Islam is the most prominent religion in Azerbaijan although according the country's government there are also minority Jewish and Orthodox Christian communities.