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Location: Southwestern Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Russia
Population: 7.8 million (1995 estimate)
Capital:  Baku (Baki)
Comparative area: Slightly larger than Maine
Religions: Muslim 93.4 percent, Russian Orthodox 2.5 percent, Armenian Orthodox 2.3 percent, other 1.8 percent
Landscape: Large, flat Kura-Aras Lowland (much of it below sea level) with Great Caucasus Mountains to the north
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1993

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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