Azerbaijan

Country Profile
 

Republic of Azerbaijan
(Azərbaycan Respublikası)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
18 October 1991
Capital City:
Baku
Total Area Ranking:
114 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
90 of 242 in the World
Status:
current

The Country

Geography

Azerbaijan is a country located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, where Western Asia and Eastern Europe meet. The country has borders with Russia to the north, the Caspian sea to the east, Iran to the south, Armenia to the west and Georgia to the north west. Azerbaijan also has territorial jurisdiction over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave which is located inside Armenia.

The terrain of Azerbaijan can be divided into three main areas. The north of the country is characterised by the continuation of the Greater Caucasus mountains, which run to the coast, while in the west the border with Armenia is defined by the Lesser Caucasus mountains. Altogether, mountains cover about 40% of the country. The centre of the country is an extensive broad flatland with several lakes fed by rivers flowing down from the mountains. The land area is 86,600 square kilometres (33,436 square miles).

The country has a population of 9.36 million (2013 figures). The population is made up of 91.6% Azerbaijani, 2.02% Lezgian, 1.35% Armenian, 1.34% Russian, 1.26% Talysh and 2.43% others. In terms of religion, 82% of the population is Shia Moslem, 14.5% Sunni Moslem, 3.1% Christian and 0.5% others. The capital is Baku.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Azerbaijan History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Azerbaijan
wikipedia: Azerbaijan
wikipedia: History of Azerbaijan

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Azerbaijan.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Azerbaijan civil aircraft use the registration sequence 4K-xxx with numerical regisrations. First allocated in 1992.

All-time Azerbaijan – civil aircraft register (4K-nnn)
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Azerbaijan Air Force)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Flight)
Customs Aviation (Azerbaijan Customs Service)
Border Guard (Azerbaijan Border Guard)
Security Aviation (State Security Service)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (Ministry of Emergency Situations)
Police Aviation (Ministry of Interior)

Commercial Aviation

Air Azerbaijan

wikipedia: Airlines of Azerbaijan
The World’s Airlines: Azerbaijan

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Azerbaijan

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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