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Last update : 10 february 2019

Azerbaijan information

Azerbaijan is a country in Asia, the Caspian Sea.

Capital : Baku
Language :  Azerbaijani
Currency :  Manat
Population : 9 784 600
Area : 86 600  km2

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Azerbaijan facts

1. Independence from the USSR Azerbaijan obtained on August 30, 1991.
2. The population density is 106 people / km2.
3. The highest peak of Diuzi Bazaar, 4480 m above sea level.
4. The longest river – Kura.
5. Football is a popular sport.
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Azerbaijan.
7. About 1,000 Poles live in this country.
8. Temperatures range from -33 °C to 46 °C.
9. The main religion is Islam – 93.40%.
10. The country is 3.6 times smaller than Poland.

11. Azerbaijan was the first of Muslim countries to have operas and theaters.

12. In this country there are as many as 8,350 rivers.

13. All rivers flow into the Caspian Sea.

14. The climate in Azerbaijan has 9 out of 11 classified climatic zones. There is a lot of biodiversity there.

15. The economy is based on natural gas and crude oil in 65%.

16. In this country there is a competition called “Seven Beauties”. Seven girls get crochet and thread with the help of which he has to do stockings at the appointed time. The winner is the one that will create the best in the shortest time.

17. 40% of the country’s surface is covered by mountains.

18. The official drink is black tea.

19. In the area of ​​today’s Azerbaijan in the Azikh Cave, over 500,000 years ago the first campfire was lit.

20. The city of Neft Dashlar (Oil Rocks) was built in 1947 on stilts over the Caspian Sea.

21. Lending money or bread at night brings bad luck.

22. There is a superstition that leaving open scissors brings misfortune and even death.

23. Meeting a person carrying empty buckets brings bad luck.

24. Tea is served in pear-shaped glasses. It is often eaten with sugar or jam.

25. As part of the Novruz holiday, unmarried girls throw black coins, which symbolize bad luck in a pitcher filled with water. In the evening you have to pour water into the river together with coins.

Author: Paulina

26. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 49 place,
      – 2018 year – 52 place.

27. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 65,000 professional and 300,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 67,000 professional and 307,500 reservists.

28. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 540 tanks, 1850 armored vehicles, 125 jet aircraft and 80 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 520 tanks, 1590 armored vehicles, 133 jet aircraft and 93 helicopters.

29. The naval fleet consists of 47 ships.

30. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $3,100,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $1,600,000,000 .

Author: Wojak

31. The punishment for drug trafficking is just as high as for arms smuggling. There is no possibility of serving a prison sentence in Poland.

32. The border with Armenia is closed to tourists.

33. 17% of the Azerbaijan area around Nagorno-Karabakh is occupied by the Armenians and it is not possible to move freely there.

Author: Ala

34. Although it is a Muslim country, women wear European clothes and men drink a lot of alcohol.

35. Life in the tank is about 25% more expensive than in Warsaw.

36. In this country, you can easily use the mobile phone of Polish operators.

Author: Gienia

37. The minimum wage is 105 Azerbaijani manatas per month (data from 2013).

38. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 540 months.

39. The amount of income tax in Azerbaijan is 20%.

40. Women can retire at the age of 59.5, and men aged 62.

41. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5% .

Author: Daria

42. In Azerbaijan, an average person consumes about 2.3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

43. The most drinks are spirit – 63%, then beer – 29%, and wine – 8%.

Author: AlkoWorld

44. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

45. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

46. The average IQ level is 87.

Author: EduKacJa

47. In this country there are 0.2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 19 353 people).

Author: Reebeka

48. The national animal is a Karabakh horse.

49. The national fruit is a pomegranate.

Author: Kos

50. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

51. Only 30% of the Azeri nation lives in Azerbaijan. Most in Iran, but also Turkey, Russia and the countries of Western Europe.

Author: gakamur

52. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

53. Outside the built-up area, the speed limit on the regular road is 90 km / h, and on the 110 km / h expressway.

54. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

55. In 2013, 1 256 people lost their lives as a result of road accidents.

56. 31% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

57. In this country there are over 1,136,000 motor vehicles registered (117 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

58. 11% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 1 060 000 people).

Author: Durga

59. In this country there are over 52 942 km of paved roads (0.08% of all roads in the world).

60. In this country there are 37 airports, 30 of the paved surface.

Author: Marlène

61. In this country there are over 2,918 km of railway tracks.

62. In Baku there is a 34.6 km metro line (23 stations). It was opened in 1967. Approximately 215 million people use it annually.

Author: Marlène

63. In this country, over 5 851 000 (2015) 7 999 431 (2018) people have access to internet (about 82% of the population).

Author: NET

64. About 1,500,000 (2015) 1,800,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

65. The country’s top-level domain is .az . There are over 18,300 websites with such an extension.

66. The most popular pages with the extension .az are: google.az, day.az and trend.az.

Author: http

67. This country has 2018 over $44,000,000,000 (188,320,000,000) in foreign exchange reserves (0.15% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

Author: Vinamra

68. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $85 439 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $40,700,000,000 .

69. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 13.7% GDP, or around: $11,705,143,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 46.4% GDP, or around: $18 908 000 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $1 954.

70. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $9 833 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

71. 24% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

72. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 156 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

73. The highest building in the country is Azeri TV Tower in Baku, 310 meters high. Established in 1996.

Author: BobBudowniczy

74. The lowest temperature: -33 °C was measured in Ordubad.

75. The highest temperature: 47.4 °C was measured in Goytapa.

Author: weather

76. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

77. The average life expectancy in this country is 70.1 years (women – 73.1 years and men – 67.1 years).

Author: Wilga

78. 1 citizen of Azerbaijan received the Nobel Prize, physicist Lew Landau in 1962.

Author: redsun

79. In this country, women can get married at the age of 17, and men aged 18.

80. In this country, women having their first child on average 23.4 years old.

81. 10 women give birth to 19 children on average.

Author: Nadia

82. The average age of people living in this country is 30.5 years.

83. The country is around:
2,203,000 people (22.72%) in the age range 0-14 years.
6 876 000 people (70.91%) in the age range 15-64 years.
617 700 people (6.37%) over 65 years old.

84. In this country, about 161,000 children are born each year (1.7% of the population), and about 68,600 people die (0.7% of the population).

Author: Sara19

85. The lowest situated place in the country is the Caspian Sea – 28 m.p.p.

Author: Klemens

86. Baku (28 sq m m.) And Amsterdam (2m p. M.) Are the only capitals in the world that are below sea level.

Author: Setar

87. A modern city – the Khazar Islands – is being built in Azerbaijan to accommodate a million people. The investment cost is 100 billion dollars, and the planned construction end is 2025.

Author: Przyszłość

88. The modern Khazar city will be built on 41 artificial islands with a total area of ​​3 thousand hectares. There will be 150 schools, 50 hospitals, shopping centers, parks, and even formula 1 track.

89. On the central island of the city of Khazar there will be a huge skyscraper – Azerbaijan tower, which is up to 1,050 meters high.

90. Modern skyscraper – Azerbaijan tower is designed to withstand earthquakes up to 9 on the Richter scale.

Author: Przyszłość

91. In Azerbaijan there are 47687 km2 of agricultural land (55% of the country).

92. 35 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

93. The highest situated town in the country is Khinalug.

Author: Statyk

94. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last for 53 days.

95. He joined the United Nations on March 2, 1992.

96. The work week is 40 hours.

97. 50% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

98. 9,360 sq km of land is covered by forests (10.9%)

99. The last death penalty was made in 1993.

Author: Statyk

100. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 20% (2018).

101. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

102. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.8%.

Author: Fan%

What is the highest peak in Azerbaijan?
The highest peak in Azerbaijan is Bazardüzü Dağı (4485 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Azerbaijan?
The largest river in Azerbaijan is Kura.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Azerbaijan?
The largest lake in Azerbaijan is the Mingachevo Reservoir (area 620 km2) ..

answer: Marta

What is the national dish?
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What Azerbaijan has national colors?
National colors: blue, red and green.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a Karabakh horse.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Azerbaijan?
Azerbaijan borders with such countries as: Armenia 787 km, Georgia 322 km, Iran 611 km, Russia 284 km, Turkey 9 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 30.5 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 105 Azerbaijani manatas per month (data from 2013).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Azerbaijan?
The population density is 113 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Once raised, the flag will never fall!”

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 47.4 ° C was measured in Goytapa.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -33 ° C was measured in Ordubad.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta