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Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic

Азәрбајҹан Совет Сосиалист Республикасы (Azerbaijani)
Азербайджанская Советская Социалистическая Республика (Russian)
Motto: Бүтүн өлкәләрин пролетарлары, бирләшин!
Location of Azerbaijan
StatusSoviet Socialist Republic
and largest city
Official languages
Recognised languages
GovernmentUnitary Marxist-Leninist one-party soviet socialist republic
LegislatureSupreme Soviet
Union Republic of the Soviet Union (1936 -)
• Total
86,600 km2 (33,400 sq mi)
• 2022 estimate
12.297 million
• 2019 census
• Density
135.57/km2 (351.1/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $140.614 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
Increase $115.903 billion
• Per capita
CurrencySoviet Ruble (SUR)
Date formatCE, mm dd yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+7

Azerbaijan, officially the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, is a constituent republic of the Soviet Union in Transcaucasia. It shares borders with Russia to the north, Armenia and Turkey to the west, Iran to the south and the Caspian Sea to the east. Its capital and primate city is Baku, other significant cities include Sumgait and Ganja.

The territory of Azerbaijan has been ruled over by various peoples and civilizations. Iranic peoples settled in Azerbaijan from the 7th to 6th centuries BCE. The Iranian Medians and Achaemenids and their successors came to continually dominate and control the region until the 19th century. Islam was introduced to the region with the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century.