The capital is Baku.
The official language is Azerbaijani.
It is a secular state.
The majority of the population of the republic professes Islam.
Unitary state, presidential republic.
It is on the Caspian Sea. It has a land border with Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Iran.
An agricultural and industrial country with a developing economy.
The currency is the Azerbaijani manat.
Independence of the country was declared on May 28, 1918. The re-declaration of independence took place on 30 August 1991.