Azerbaijan Country File

Understand the basics of Azerbaijan's geography, history, economy and politics at a glance...

The Republic of Azerbaijan is located at the junction of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, on the western coast of the Caspian Sea. It has a population of 9.4 million people largely composed of Shia Muslims. Azerbaijani, one of the Turkic group of languages, is the dominant and official language.

The country’s currency is the Azerbaijan Manat.