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AZERBAIJAN IN FIGURES 2007

GENERAL INFORMATION

Establishment date 28 May 1918
Independence Day 18 Oktyabr 1991
Date of joining to the organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe 30 Yanvar 1992
Date of joining to the United Nations 2 Mart 1992
Date of joining to GIS 19 Sentyabr 1995
Date of joining to Council of Europe 17 Yanvar 2001
Territory, thsd. square km 86.6
Number of population, thsd. person (at the beginning of 2006 year) 8532.7
Population density, per km 2 98.5
Capital Baku
Official language Azerbaijan
Monetary unit manat
Exchange rate set of manat to US $ (29.12.2006) 0.87
Number of administrative units:    
Autonomus Republics 1
Districts 66
Towns 70
Districts of cities 13
Settlements 239
Rural territorial division 1691
Rural settlements 4272

Geographical data

Territory  Neighbours
86.6 thsd. square km2, (12% of area covered by forests, 1.6% water, 54.9% agricultural lands, of which 31.1% pastures, 31.5.9% other lands). The country is situated in 440 and 520 of east longitude, 380 and 420 of north latitude, Baku is situated in 400 parallel.   State borders in the south with Iran 765 km and Turkey in the south 15 km , Russia in the north 390 km, Georgia in the north- west 480 km, Armenia in the west 1007 km.
   
The distance from Baku to North Pole is 5550 km, to equator is 4440 km The length of widest area of the Azerbaijan section of Caspian sea is 456 km
    
The biggest lakes are, km2    Longest of the islands, sq. km2
Sarisu- 67.0   Pirallahi - 14.4
Chilov - 11.5
Aggel- 56.2   Khara-Zira - 3.5
Boyuk-Zira - 1.4
Agzibirchala- 37.0    
The rivers km
Mehman- 35.0   Kur - 1515
Araz - 1072
Boyukshor- 9.2   Alazan (Ganikh) - 413
Iori (Gabirri) - 389
Hajigabul- 8.4  Samur - 216
    Terter - 200
 
Caspian sea is the biggest lake in the world,
-its area 400000 km 2, depth -1025m.
  The highest peak is
Bazarduzu, height - 4466 m
    

Political system

State Leader: President.

The president is selected by secret vote every five years. On 15 October 2003 Ilham Haydar Aliyev was selected as The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, received the vote of 1 860 346 persons or out of 76.84% of voters, participated in the voiting.

The Legislative Authority of the Azerbaijan Republic is realized by the National Assembly of the Republic of Azerbaijan (Milli Mejlis). The National Assembly of the Azerbaijan Republic consists of 125 deputies. Has been conducted on November 6, 2005 the third call for election to the National Assembly. About 2000 candidates were joined on election.

Political parties and social organizations
Political parties in Azerbaijan
of which:
Yeni Azerbaijan Party
Musavat Party
Khalg Jabhasy Party
Milli Istiglal Party
Azerbaijan Democrat Party
Adalet Party
Ana Veten Party
Social-Democrat Party
Kendly Party
Democratic Sahibkarlar Party
Communist Party
Vetendash Hemreylik Party
Azerbaijan Liberal Party
Yurddash Party
and others

National Holidays of Azerbaijan

New year Yanuary 1-2
International Women's Day March 8
Novruz Holiday March 20-24
The Day of Victory on fascism May 9
The Day of Independence May 28
The Day of Gayidish June 15
The Day of establishment of Army Force June 26
The Day of State Sovereignty October 18
Constitution Day of Azerbaijan November 12
The Day of Revival November 17
The Day of Solidarity of Azerbaijanians all over the world December 31
of which Religions Holidays:  
Gurban 2 days
Ramazan 2 days

Main socio-economic indicators 1) (milyon manat)

  2000 2001 2002 2003 200420052006
Number of population (end of the year), thsd. person 8081 8141.4 8202.5 8265.7 8347.3 8436.4 8532.7
Gross domestic product 4718.1 5315.6 6062.5 7146.5 8530.2 12522.5 17735.8
Industrial products 3639.5 3769 4019.5 4982.1 5961.4 9290.5 14454.7
Investments 967.8 1170.8 2107 3786.4 4922.8 5769.9 5985.7
Agricultural products 1072.6 1198 1289 1386 1496.3 1752.1 1915.6
Freight turnover in transport sector, mln.ton-km 15948 18447 20277 22291 23283 26534 43137
Retail trade turnover circulation at all branches of sale total 2119.9 2375.5 2688.5 3062 3729.9 4622.2 5760.3
Paid services for population by all kind of services 477.2 497.7 531.8 592.2 694.6 960.7 1400.7
Volume of foreign trade, mln. US dollars 2917.3 3745.3 3832.9 5216.6 7131.4 8558.4 11639.8
of which:
export 1745.2 2314.2 2167.4 2590.4 3615.4 4347.2 6372.2
import 1172.1 1431.1 1665.5 2626.2 3516 4211.2 5267.6
İncome of population 4047.3 4301.6 5018.6 5738.1 6595.1 8063.6 9949.8
İncome per capita, manat 510.5 538.3 623.3 707.2 805.6 974.9 1189.5
Average nominal monthly wage, manat 44.3 52 63.1 77.4 99.4 123.6 141.3
Number of registered unemployed, person 43739 48446 50963 54365 55945 56343 53862
Consumer price indices of goods and services
in comparison with the previous year, % 101.8 101.5 102.8 102.2 106.7 109.6 108.3
in comparison with the previous December, % 102.2 101.3 103.3 103.6 110.4 105.4 111.4
Wholesale index of industrial production (average annual, in comparison with to the previous year, percent) 127.4 101.8 97.7 116.1 112.9 118.9 117.7

1) Information in value is given in current prices.

Main socio-economic indicators (according to the previous year, per cent)

 2000200120022003200420052006
Number of population (end of the year) 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.99 101.1 101.1
Gross domestic product 111.1 109.9 110.6 111.2 110.2 126.4 134.5
Industrial products 106.9 105.1 103.6 106.1 105.7 133.5 136.6
Investments 103 121 184.2 173.8 135.4 116.6 114.8
Agricultural products 112.1 111.1 106.4 105.6 104.6 107.5 100.9
Freight turnover in transport 107.7 115.7 109.9 109.9 104.5 114 162.6
Retail trade turnover circulation at all branches of sale total 109.8 109.9 109.6 110.9 113 113.2 113.5
Paid services for population by all kind of services 105.8 105.6 107.1 111.7 116.4 126.1 142.1
Volume of foreign trade 148.4 128.4 102.3 136.1 136.7 120 136
of which:
export 187.7 132.6 93.7 119.5 139.6 120.2 146.6
import 113.1 122.1 116.4 157.7 133.9 119.8 125.1
Income of population 109.8 106.3 116.7 114.3 114.9 122.3 123.4
Income per capita 108.8 105.4 115.8 113.5 113.9 121 122
Average nominal monthly wage 120.2 117.3 121.3 122.7 128.5 124.3 119.8
Number of registered unemployed 96.7 110.8 105.2 106.7 102.9 100.7 95.6

Exchange rate of manat in National Bank of Azerbaijan Republic
(at the and of the year; manat as unit of national currency)

Foreign currency 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
1 USD 0.91 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.92 0.87
1 australian dollars 0.51 0.55 0.73 0.76 0.67 0.69
1 Danish krone 0.11 0.14 0.16 0.18 0.15 0.15
1 Evro (uro) 0.85 1.02 1.23 1.34 1.09 1.14
1 pound sterling 1.36 1.57 1.75 1.88 1.59 1.71
100 İran rial 0.05 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
1 swedish krona 0.1 0.11 0.13 0.15 0.12 0.13
1 canada dollars 0.6 0.62 0.75 0.81 0.79 0.75
1 kuwegt dinars 2.99 3.26 3.34 3.33 3.1 3.01
100 lebanon pound 0.06 0.07 0.07 0.06 0.06 0.06
1 eqypt pound 0.23 0.21 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.15
1 norvegian krone 0.1 0.14 0.15 0.16 0.14 0.14
1 singapore dollars 0.53 0.56 0.58 0.6 0.55 0.57
1 new turkish liras 0.01* 0.41** 0.70** 0.64** 0.68*** 0.61
100 belarus ruble 0.08 0.05 0.06 0.05 0.04 0.04
1 kyrgyzctan som 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02
1 estonian kroon 0.05 0.06 0.08 0.08 0.07 0.07
100 kazakhstan tenge 0.63 0.63 0.68 0.75 0.69 0.68
1 georgia lari 0.46 0.46 0.47 0.54 0.52 0.51
1 latvian lat 1.49 1.65 1.82 1.9 1.57 1.64
1 lithuanian lit 0.23 0.29 0.35 0.39 0.32 0.33
1 moldova lei 0.07 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.07 0.07
100 russian ruble 3.24 3.08 3.34 3.53 3.19 3.3
1 ukraine griven 0.17 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.17
1 tajikian samoni 0.42 0.33 0.33 0.32 0.29 0.25

*1000 Turkish liras
**10000 Turkish liras
*** 100 New Turkish liras

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