Country Fast Facts:Azerbaijan


































Azerbaijan



























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Azerbaijan - a nation with a Turkic and majority-Muslim population - was briefly independent from 1918 to 1920; it regained its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.



Despite a 1994 cease-fire, Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over the Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh enclave (largely Armenian populated).



Azerbaijan has lost 16 percent of its territory and must support some 600,000 internally displaced persons as a result of the conflict.



Corruption is ubiquitous, and the promise of widespread wealth from Azerbaijan's undeveloped petroleum resources remains largely unfulfilled.



Source: CIA World Fact Book
















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