Azerbaijan Republic

Azerbaijan is a geographical name. On the one hand this name is linked with the population, which lived in this region for thousand of years before our era, and who were mostly fire-worshippers. Local population considered that fire was their God and so they worshipped the fire. "Azer" means fire. The Turkic name "Azer" was used for this territory for a long time. The word "Azer" consists of two parts - "az" and "er". In Turkic languages, "az" means a good intention and a fate of success. Thus, the word "Azer" means "a brave man", "a brave boy", "the fire keeper". The word "Azerbaijan" originates from the name of an ancient Turkish tribe, who resided in those territories.

 

Republic Day (National Day)

28 May 1918

State Flag Day

9 November 1918

National Independence Day

18 October 1991

The Constitution Day

12 November 1995

Day of joining the OSCE (Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe)

30 January 1992

Day of joining the United Nations

2 March 1992

Day of joining the Commonwealth of Independent States

19 September 1995

Day of joining the Council of Europe

17 January 2001

Territory, thousand square km (the Republic of Azerbaijan)

86.6

Territory, thousand square km (Azerbaijan SSR April-November 1920)

114.0*

Territory, thousand square km (Azerbaijan People Republic 1918 – 1920)

125.0*

Number of population, thousand people (2011)

9 million

Density of population per 1 km2, a person (2011)

99.65

Capital

Baku

State language

Azerbaijani

Monetary unit

Manat (1 manat = 100 coins)

National domain

.az

International telephone code

+994

Note: * numbers given with (star) sign are round.


The Labour Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Article 105. Holidays

 

The New Year's Day

1 and 2 January

The Women's Day

8 March

The Victory Day over fascism

9 May

The Republic Day

28 May

The Day of National Salvation of the Azerbaijani People

15 June

The Armed Forces Day

26 June

The National Independence Day

18 October

State Flag Day of Azerbaijan

9 November

The Constitution Day

12  November

The National Revival Day

17 November

The World Azerbaijanis Solidarity Day

31 December

Novruz

five days

Gurban

two days

Ramadan

two days



BLOODY MEMORIES
20 January – the Day of the Nationwide Sorrow
31 March - the day of genocide of Azerbaijanis
26 February - Khojaly genocide

THE TERRITORY (DISTRICTS) OF AZERBAIJAN UNDER ILLEGAL OCCUPATION BY ARMENIA

Kalbajar
Was occupied - April 2, 1993
Territory - 1936 km2
Number of population - 55000
Martyrs - 217
Disabled persons - 49
National Heroes – 2

Aghdere
Was occupied – June 17, 1993
Territory - 1705 km2
Number of population – 47000

Xocavənd
İşğal olunmuşdur - 1992-cü il 2 oktyabr
Ərazisi -1458 km2 
Əhalisinin sayı -9011
Şəhid olmuşdur -145
Əlil olmuşdur -48

Aghdam
Was occupied - July 23, 1993
Territory - 1154 km2
Number of population - 158000
Martyrs - 538.
Disabled persons - 587
National Heroes – 17

Lachın
Was occupied - May 18, 1992
Territory - 1875 km2
Number of population - 60000
Martyrs - 259
Disabled persons - 225
National Heroes – 6

Shusha
Was occupied - May 8, 1992
Territory - 289 km2
Number of population - 24900
Martyrs - 193
Disabled persons - 102
National Heroes – 5

Khojaly
Was occupied - Feburary 26, 1992
Territory - 970 km2
Number of population – 11567
Martyrs - 613
Disabled persons - 657
National Heroes – 10

Jabrayil
Was occupied - August 23, 1993
Territory - 1050 km2
Number of population - 52049
Martyrs - 347
Disabled persons - 172
National Heroes - 4

Fuzuli
Was occupied - August 23, 1993
Territory - 1112 km2
Number of population - 95940
Martyrs - 528
Disabled persons - 1309
National Heroes – 6

Qubadlı
Was occupied - August 31, 1993
Territory - 826 km2
Number of population - 33800
Martyrs - 232
Disabled persons - 146

Zangilan
Was occupied - October 29, 1993
Territory - 707 km2
Number of population – 35500j
Martyrs - 191
Disabled persons - 110
National Heroes – 2

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