Azerbaijan

geographical name
Azer·bai·jan | \ ˌa-zər-ˌbī-ˈjän , ˌä- \

Definition of Azerbaijan 

1 or ancient Atropatene \ˌa-trō-pə-ˈtē-nē \ or Media Atropatene \ˈmē-dē-ə \ region of northwestern Iran; chief city Tabriz

2 independent country in western Asia and southeastern Europe bordering on the Caspian Sea and including the exclave Naxcivan, which is separated from the main part by Armenia; a constituent republic of the U.S.S.R. 1936–91; capital Baku area 33,200 square miles (86,320 square kilometers), population 9,477,100

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