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Location: The Republic of Azerbaijan lies in the borderlands of Asia and Europe. It is situated in the south-eastern part of the Southern Caucasus and shares borders in the north with the Russian Federation, in the south with the Islamic Republic of Iran, in the west with Turkey, Georgia and Armenia, and in the east its neighbors across the Caspian Sea are Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
Country Name: Azərbaycan Respublikası (Republic of Azerbaijan)
Capital: Bakı (in USSR Baku) with a population of 1,807,300 (according to 2005 census)
State Language: Azerbaijani
Religion: Religion is separated from the State and all religions are equal before the law
Population:The population is 8 347 000 people (January, 2006).
Monetary Unit: Manat, (1 US $ = 92 copeck as at January, 2006)