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Facts and figures
Full Country name: Azerbaijan Republic
Area: 8,6 thousand square km (33,400 square miles)
Population: 8,202,500 (by the beginning of 2003) Population density per 1 square km - 94,7
Capital: Baku
Administrative Units: Autonomous Republic-1, districts-65, cities-69, suburb estates -130, rural areas - 4354
Location: The country is situated between the eastern longitudes of 44o and 52o, the northern latitudes of 38o and 42o. Baku is situated on the 40th parallel.
Time zone: GMT +4
Border countries: Russia-390,3; Georgia-480,0; Armenia-1007,1; Iran-765,0; Turkey (Nakhchivan)-15,0; Along the Caspian Sea-713,0
Coastline: 713 km
Terrain: Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus and situated in the south- east side of the Caucasus Mountain ,on the shore of the Caspian Sea
Elevation extremes:  
lowest point: The Caspian Sea, Depth -1025 m
highest point: Bazarduzu - 4, 466 m
Natural resources: Oil, gas, iron ore, copper, gold, forests, mineral waters (Sirab,Badamli, Shollar and others)
Land use: 86.6 thousand sq km, (11,5% forests, 1,6% water basins, 50% agricultural areas, 27% pastures, 36.9% other areas).
Religions: Islam (86 %), Christianity, Judaism
Language: Azeri
Government: Presidential Republic
Head of State: President Ilham Aliyev
Date of information  
The Azerbaijan Republic: 28 May, 1918
Independence: 18 October, 1991
Constitution: 12 November, 1995
Currency: manat;
USD - 0.80
GBP + 1.28
EUR + 1.07
RUR + 0.03
JPY 0.95
Other Official holidays: New Year -January 1
The International Women's day - March 8
The holiday of Novruz (Spring)- March 20-25
The Day of Victory over fascism - May 9
The day of Republic - May 28
The National day of independence- June 15
The Day of Armed forces - June 26
The National Independence Day - October 18
The Constitution Day – November 12
The National Day of Rebirth - November 17
The Solidarity day of Azerbaijanis in the world- December 31
The Holiday of Sacrifice and Ramadan Holiday are changed every year according to Hijri calendar
Attributes
THE HERB OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC
THE HERB OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC
THE FLAG OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC
THE FLAG OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC
NATIONAL ANTHEM OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

 

NATIONAL ANTHEM OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN

     EXECUTED BY CHORUS      THE MELODY Music by Useir Hajibeyov      Words by Ahmed Javad      Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan!      You are the country of heroes!      We will die so that you might be alive!      We will shed our blood to defend you!      Long live your three-coloured banner!      Thousands of people sacrificed their lives      You're become the field of battles.      Every soldier fighting for you,      Has become a hero.      We pray for your prosperity,      We make sacrifice our lives to you      Our sincere love to you,      Comes from the bottom of our hearts.      To defend your honour,      To hoist your banner,      All the young people are ready.      Glorious motherland,      Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan!

The Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Article 23. Azerbaijan State Symbols.

1. State symbols of the Azerbaijan Republic shall be: the Azerbaijan Republic Flag the Azerbaijan Republic Emblem, the Azerbaijan Republic National Anthem.
2. The Flag of the Azerbaijan Republic shall consist of three wide stripes. The upper stripe shall be of blue colour, the middle stripe shall be red and the lower one shall be green. There shall he a white crescent and eightpointed star in the middle of the red stripe on both sides of the Flag. The proportion of the width to the length shall be 1 by 2.
3. The design of the Azerbaijan Republic Flag and the Azerbaijan Republic State Emblem, the music and the text of the Azerbaijan Republic National Anthem shall be defined by the Constitutional Law.