1. Religion & Spirituality



Azerbaijan is located in Southwestern Asia, and gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Ninety-three percent of Azerbaijan's population is Muslim.
Flag of Azerbaijan

Flag of Azerbaijan

Photo: The World Factbook, 2009
Azerbaijan's flag features three equal horizontal bands of blue, red, and green (top to bottom). A white crescent and eight-pointed star are centered in the red band. The blue band represents Turkic heritage, red represents progress, and green represents Islam. The eight-pointed star signifies the eight branches of the Turkic people.

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