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Country Azerbaijan

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Region Southwestern Asia
Area (sq km) 86,600
Area (sq mile) 33,436
Border Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey
Population 9,780,780
Nationality Azerbaijani(s)
Ethnic Azeri 90.6%, Dagestani 2.2%, Russian 1.8%, Armenian 1.5%, other 3.9%
Religion Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, other 1.8%
Language Azerbaijani, Lezgi, and more
Literacy 100%
Government Republic
Capital Baku (Baki)
Leader Prime Minister Artur RASIZADE (November 4, 2003); First Deputy Prime Minister Yaqub EYYUBOV (since June 2006)
Currency Azerbaijani manat (AZM)
Independence Day Aug. 30, 1991 (from Soviet Union)
National Holiday Founding of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (May 28, 1918)
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