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Azerbaijan

BACKGROUND

Information: A country.

Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a landlocked country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bound by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, and has an almost seven mile long border with Turkey in the northwest.

The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918 and became the first democratic Muslim state. Azerbaijan has a high level of human development that ranks on par with most Eastern European countries.

National Dance: Lezginka

Location: Transcaucasia

Language: Azerbaini

Religions: Predominantly Muslim


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