Azerbaijan Demographics

What is the population of Azerbaijan?

Population 10,205,810
Population Growth Rate 1.01%
Urban Population 53.6%
Population in Major Urban Areas BAKU (capital) 2.123 million
Nationality Noun Azerbaijani(s)
Nationality Adjective Azerbaijani
Ethnic Groups Azeri 90%, Dagestani 3.2%, Russian 2.5%, Armenian 2%, other 2.3%
Languages Spoken Azerbaijani (Azeri) 89%, Russian 3%, Armenian 2%, other 6%
Language Note Azeri is similar to modern Turkish and is written in the Latin alphabet, although it has also been written in Arabic and Cyrillic scripts. Many Azeris can speak Russian.

Azerbaijan Health Information

What are the health conditions in Azerbaijan?

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate - female 15-49 51.1%
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7.11
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 70.7%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 19.8%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 88.4%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 5.2%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.1%
HIV/Aids Deaths 600
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 4.6
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 26.82
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 28.46
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 27.69
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 43
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 24.4
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 23.8%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 3,600
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 3.38
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 18%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 85.9%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 77.5%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.92
Underweight - percent of children under five years 8.4%

Azerbaijan Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Azerbaijan?

Life Expectancy at Birth 71 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 74 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 68 Years
Median Age 29 Years
Median Age - female 31 Years
Median Age - male 28 Years

Azerbaijan Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Azerbaijan median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 17
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7.11
Median Age 29 Years
Median Age - female 31 Years
Median Age - male 28 Years
Population Growth Rate 1.01%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.16
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.07
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .95
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .98
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.12
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .98
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .62

Azerbaijan Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Azerbaijan?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

There is one Western-type medical clinic operating in Baku, run by International SOS, which provides 24-hour care of quality comparable to that in Western countries. It is adequate for urgent care and minor acute medical problems only. Surgeries, unless urgent for life-saving problems, are not advisable here. There is often a shortage of basic medical supplies, including disposable needles and vaccines. Bring adequate amounts of prescription medicines for the duration of your visit, as pharmacies often do not carry all brands or doses.

Azerbaijan Education

What is school like in Azerbaijan?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 2.4%
Literacy - female 98.2%
Literacy - male 99.5%
Literacy - total population 98.8%
Literacy Definition Age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 12 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 12 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 12 Years

Azerbaijan Literacy

Can people in Azerbaijan read?

Literacy - female 98.2%
Literacy - male 99.5%
Literacy - total population 98.8%
Literacy Definition Age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Azerbaijani (Azeri) 89%, Russian 3%, Armenian 2%, other 6%

Azerbaijan Crime

Is Azerbaijan a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Most of the crime in Baku affects local residents, with burglary and assault being the most common crimes. Foreigners are at greater risk in areas attracting large crowds or in very isolated areas. Although not common, petty theft and assault against foreign citizens do occur in Baku. Pick-pockets tend to frequent tourist sites, public transportation (especially minibusses), and pedestrian streets or large public squares where people congregate. Travelers should be mindful of their wallets, purses, and computer bags, as they make for tempting targets.

Avoid traveling alone at night. Late-night targeted attacks against lone males, while not common, are the most common crimes committed against foreigners; these usually involve victims who have been drinking.

There have been several reports from individuals who have been victims of crimes occurring late at night in bars frequented by Westerners. The crime occurs when a male patron is approached by a young woman who asks the individual to buy her a drink; after buying the drink and talking for a while, the customer is presented with an exorbitant bill. When the customer protests, he is approached by several men, detained, and forced to pay the full amount of the bill under threat of physical violence.

You should be very cautious about allowing unknown people to enter your hotel room or apartment.

Several Western women have reported incidents of unwanted male attention, including groping and other offensive behavior while walking on the streets alone or with only female companions. Travelers should remain alert when visiting tourist areas in Baku, such as Fountain Square and the Maiden’s Tower. We recommend that you avoid traveling alone in these areas after nightfall.

There have been reports of vehicle break-ins at regional tourist sites outside Baku. Whenever possible, vehicles should be parked in guarded or controlled parking lots, and valuables should never be left in plain sight.

There are instances of U.S. citizens being asked by new Internet friends to help pay a “return guarantee fee” to the Azerbaijani Immigration Service before a short trip abroad. There is no such law requiring Azerbaijani citizens to post a deposit for foreign travel, and the Internet friends were later determined to have fraudulent Azerbaijani identification cards. Please see this website for information about avoiding Internet financial scams.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal to bring back into the United States, but purchasing them may also be against local law.

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