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  Azerbaijan
Institutions
  President  Ilham Aliyev 0 18 +82.91%
  Prime Minister  Ali Asadov 0 19 +100.00%
  National Assembly  New Azerbaijan Party 1 15 +28.00%
Breakaway State
 Republic of Artsakh   


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Armenia  
Georgia  
Iran  
Russia  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Caspian Sea  

Created From
[X] Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Country DETAILS
Parents  
Established August 30, 1991
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedThomas Walker September 24, 2007 01:31pm
Description Azerbaijan - a nation with a Turkic and majority-Muslim population - was briefly independent from 1918 to 1920; it regained its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Despite a 1994 cease-fire, Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over the Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh enclave (largely Armenian populated). Azerbaijan has lost 16% of its territory and must support some 528,000 internally displaced persons as a result of the conflict. Corruption is ubiquitous, and the promise of widespread wealth from Azerbaijan's undeveloped petroleum resources remains largely unfulfilled.

National Flag Description:

The flag features are based on the flag introduced in 1917 and used until the occupation of the country by the Soviet Army in 1920. The colors represent the Turkic world (blue), contemporary life (red) and Islam (green). The cresent and star is the symbol of Islam. The 8 points of the star stand for the Turkic peoples; Azerbaijani, Ottoman, Jagatay, Tartar, Kazakh, Kipchak, Seljuk and Turkoman.

Religious Adherents [Link]
Muslim 87.0%
Non-religious 9.9%
Christian 2.4%
Atheist 0.3%
Jewish 0.3%

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 10, 2004 12:00am News Hitler's book stirs anger in Azerbaijan  Article Picimpalious 
Dec 12, 2003 12:00am News Heydar Aliyev dies  Article Picimpalious 

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