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Azerbaijan
Capital:
Baku (Baki)
Population:
7,868,385 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
Azerbaijan - a nation with a Turkic and majority-Muslim population - 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% of its territory and must support some 800,000 refugees and 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.
Government type:
republic
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $26.65 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
300,000 (2002)
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