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General


Population: 9,686,210 (2014), 9,590,159 (2013)
Land Area: 86,600 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, nonferrous metals, bauxite
Capital: Baku
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Ilham Aliyev (October 31st 2003)
Head of Government: Artur Rasizade (November 4th 2003)
Languages: Azerbaijani
Currency: Azerbaijani Manat (AZN)
Major Religions: Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, Other 1.8%
Major Ethnicities: Azeri 90.6%, Dagestani 2.2%, Russian 1.8%, Armenian 1.,5%, Other 3.9%
Life Expectancy: 71.91 years (2014), 71.61 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 76.01 billion (2013), 71.04 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 102.7 billion (2013), 98.16 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 10,800 (2012), 10,700 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.8% (2013), 3.8% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 6.2%, Industry 63%, Services 30.8% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 38.3%, Industry 12.1%, Services 49.6% (2008)
Industries: Petroleum and natural gas, petroleum products, oilfield equipment, steel, iron ore, cement; chemicals and petrochemicals, textiles
Agriculture Products: Cotton, grain, rice, grapes, fruit, vegetables, tea, tobacco; cattle, pigs, sheep, goats
Human Development Index: 0.747 (76th)(2014), 0.734 (82nd)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 79 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 6% of GDP (2013)

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Army Size: 490 (2004)
Budget: 2.6% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Azerbaijan is located in the south Caucasus, Azerbaijan is bordered by Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Iran and Turkey. Azerbaijan is part of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), the United Nations and the NATO Partnership for peace (PIP). Azerbaijan is rich in natural resources, and has a very high growth rate. Azerbaijan was able to maintain its high growth rate through 2009, despite the world recession. (2013) Azerbaijan's economy continues to grow steadily as it increases trade with new partners in Europe and Turkey, while removing it's depence on trade with the former soviet republics.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Azerbaijan
Wikipedia: Azerbaijan
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/AZE.html

Updated on: July 19th, 2014