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What are some facts about Azerbaijan?

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Azerbaijan is a small country located on the Eurasia continent and was formerly part of the USSR. It fought with Armenia from 1988 to 1994 over a small, autonomous region within its borders with a primarily Armenian population.

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Azerbaijan has an area of 86,600 square kilometers and a population of 9,780,780, making it the 92nd most populated country in the world. The population is slowly shrinking, with a growth rate of 0.96 percent. Its capital city is Baku, with a population of 2.37 million people. It has a literacy rate of 99.8 percent, but nonetheless has 144,397 child laborers.

As of 2014, Azerbaijan's gross domestic product is $74.15 billion, and its gross domestic product per capita is $17,800. The unemployment rate is 5.4 percent, and the percentage of the population living in poverty is 6 percent. Taxes account for 31.6 percent of the GDP.

As of 2014, there are 109 cellphone subscriptions and 19 landline telephone subscriptions for every 100 residents. About 60.3 percent of the population use the Internet. Azerbaijan has three state-run TV channels.

There are 37 airports and one heliport in Azerbaijan. There are a total of 2,068 kilometers of railways and 52,942 kilometers of roadways in the country. There is a major seaport located in the capital city.

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