Global Glance: Azerbaijan

 

Capital Baku
Size/Population 33,436 sq. mi./9,165,000 (2011)
Land ½ mountains; ½ lowlands, rivers, and lakes
Politics Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Economy Oil, natural gas, agriculture, tourism
Currency Manat
Languages Azerbaijani
Religion 95% Muslim (85% Shia, 15% Sunni)
Ethnic Groups 92% Azerbaijani
Interesting Facts No official religion, but largest Shia muslim community outside of Iran

About admin

I've been fascinated by world cultures all my life. I tried to teach myself Spanish at age 9, but that didn't work so well. I voraciously read books on all areas of the world as a teenager. I grew up to study languages and cultures in college, and have travelled in over 70 countries on 6 continents exploring what is unique and essential to each culture.
This entry was posted in Asia and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Global Glance: Azerbaijan

  1. Ron Parker says:

    Hey Vicky.
    Ron from Avid Traveller’s. As Ive been traveling Ive been posting a few pics and notes on my facebook. Please take a look.

    https://www.facebook.com/ron.parker.376043

    Pretty sure I wont make it to columbia this trip.

    see you.

    ron

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>