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Total area: 86,600 km2
Population: 9,047,000 (2010 estimate)
Currency: Manat (AZN)
Official language: Azerbaijani
Governement: Presidential republic
Internet TLD: .az
Calling code: +994
Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus and it is positioned at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is bordered by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, and Iran to the south. Azerbaijan is an Islamic republic and a former Soviet country -a nation rich in oil with a crucial strategic importance in the geopolitical relations in the Caucasus. Throughout centuries, Azerbaijan was incorporated into most empires, including Russian, Turkish and Persian.
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Mystery, untainted nature, splendid panorama and unique traditions are among the few attributes that characterize this far-away land.
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