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Azerbaijan Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Azerbaijan?
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Last updated: May 22, 2020
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First submittedMay 13, 2014
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Capital city
Baku
Country from which Azerbaijan gained its independence in 1991
Soviet Union
Sea on which the capital is located
Caspian Sea
Countries bordering Azerbaijan
Armenia
Georgia
Iran
Russia
Turkey
Branch of Islam practiced by 89% of the population
Shia
Mountain range in the north of the country
Caucasus
E word that describes a disconnected part of a country surrounded by foreign territory,
such as Armenia's "Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic"
Exclave
Azerbaijan has 400 of these "volcanoes", the most of any country
(note: they are not actual volcanoes)
Mud Volcanoes
Region that suffered an ethnic war from 1988–1994, a conflict that is still unresolved
Nagorno-Karabakh
The national animal is a specific breed of ...
Horse
Despite being an Asian country, Azerbaijan participates in this song contest
Eurovision
At the start of the 20th century, Azerbaijan was producing more than
50% of the world supply of ...
Oil
Sport that accounts for 22 of Azerbaijan's 42 Olympic medals
Wrestling
Chess player, born and schooled in Azerbaijan, who was the champion of the world
from 1985–2000
Garry Kasparov
44 Comments
+6
Level 73
May 22, 2020
Great quiz. Also, Turkey borders Azerbaijan as well.
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Level ∞
May 22, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 93
May 22, 2020
Is the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic officially part of Azerbaijan? If so, isn't Turkey also a bordering country?
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Level 83
May 22, 2020
Yes it's an undisputed part of Azerbaijan. There's a mistake in description ("Armenia's"). Turkey is a bordering country
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Level 83
May 22, 2020
Also I'd ask for Karabakh, it's the main (noun) part of the name.

Aliyevs were on power long enough, could be a question. Or the city that has no connection to cannabis 😃

And after asking for the sea, you could ask for the capital's elevation rounded to 10 meters 😈

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Level 71
Sep 29, 2020
I would've asked something like "Azerbaijan is the land of ___" (fire).
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Level 77
May 23, 2020
Could you accept Nagorny Karabakh, please? I've only ever heard it named like that, and it is an alternative transliteration.
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Level ∞
May 23, 2020
Yes
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Level 87
May 23, 2020
Two comments: (1) Yes, as mentioned in previous comments, Nakhchivan belongs to Azerbaijan, not Armenia, and (2) "Nagorno" is from Russian for "mountainous", so when they use one local word to describe the place, it's "Karabakh". So maybe the clue should be "Nagorno _____" instead.
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Level ∞
May 23, 2020
Yes, Nakhchivan is part of Azerbaijan. However, it is surrounded by other countries. That is what makes it an exclave.
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Level 88
Jul 22, 2020
Yes, but the problematic portion of the question reads Armenia's "Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic". The way it is stated makes it seem as though the territory is owned by Armenia.
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Level 75
Oct 1, 2020
I agree - rephrase it to "... such as Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic".

As it is, it suggests it's an Armenian exclave inside Azerbaijan. It's surely just a mistake, even though it was pointed out and responded to a while ago.

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Level 68
May 29, 2020
Lol I accidentally wrote "Gasparov" instead of "Kasparov" and got the Oil answer because it accepted "Gas."
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Level 92
Aug 7, 2020
Interestingly judo, taekwondo and boxing make up 15 of their other 20 medals. Note to self, don't pick a fight with an Azerbaijani.
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Level 46
Aug 17, 2020
It says "Armenia's 'Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic'" which makes it seem like the land is part of Armenia, when in reality it is an exclave of Azerbaijan. The question should be reworded to say "Azerbaijan's 'Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic'".
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Level 90
Sep 29, 2020
Clearly Azerbaijan is in Europe since they were on Eurovision.
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Level 61
Sep 30, 2020
Yes! And Australia too!!!
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Level 72
Feb 27, 2023
What? It's European because it has land north of the Caucasus.
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Level 65
Sep 29, 2020
Not sure Azerbaijan has the most mud volcanoes because other countries contain many more real volcanoes, which mud volcanoes seem to accompany
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Level 85
Sep 29, 2020
The "Petroleum industry in Azerbaijan" Wikipedia page does say: "By 1901, Baku produced more than half of the world's oil", but it also says Baku produced "55% of all Russian oil." For these 2 statements to both be correct, Russia must have produced at least 90% of the world's oil. These figures are incompatible with the graph on the front page of "http://archives.datapages.com/data/meta/phi/v15-2014/sorenson_firstpage.pdf".
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Level 67
Sep 29, 2020
Baku could have produced 55% of Russian oil AND oil to a lot of other countries, supplying half the worlds demand. This is not the same as saying that Russia produced 90%
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Level 72
Sep 29, 2020
Not the best time to feature this quiz, you reckon? (Border clashes with Armenia)
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Level 82
Sep 29, 2020
Why would that make it a bad time?
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Level 87
Sep 29, 2020
With 196 rolls of the dice, the likelihood that current events would be concerned with a country on the day they were featured here was fairly high. But which ones it would be wasn't foreseeable, especially when we are talking about countries 3 months (OK, 90 days is slightly less) into the country-per-day decreasing in population size ordering of the featuring.

The only deliberate day-country match seems to be the starting Day 1 on the 1st of July, so that the 4th largest country, the USA, could be featured on their national day - something that's been in the calendar for 200-odd years, unlike a surprise thawing of a frozen conflict that wasn't really foreseeable even last week.

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Level 71
Sep 29, 2020
Quizmaster can see the future :O
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Level 55
Sep 29, 2020
Perhaps a good time, so people who don't know, can learn, instead of assuming and getting all their news from the media.
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Level 78
Sep 29, 2020
Where should people be getting their news from, if not the media?
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Level 81
Sep 29, 2020
@camus: facebook, duh!
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Level 46
Sep 29, 2020
I know I shouldn't, but I love the timing when this quiz is featured! XD Also, wow! 17/18! This is my best one yet! I'm surprised I know so much about Azerbaijan!
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Level 58
Sep 30, 2020
can "ESC" count for eurovision? the full name of the contest is Eurovision Song Contest so ESC is a common abbreviation used online
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Level 75
Oct 1, 2020
I've never heard/seen it referred to as that...
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Level 49
Oct 1, 2020
its pretty common in europe
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Level 76
Jul 15, 2024
In many European languages, it is commonly called ESC instead of Eurovision.
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Level 74
Sep 30, 2020
As stated by @vermiciousknid: Yes, but the problematic portion of the question reads Armenia's "Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic". The way it is stated makes it seem as though the territory is owned by Armenia.
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Level 56
Dec 11, 2020
"Despite being an Asian country"... you tell 'em!
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Level 72
Feb 13, 2021
QM, Why is “enclave” not an acceptable answer?
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Level 61
Apr 18, 2022
Because it is not an exclave
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Level 58
Mar 3, 2021
Forgot about Nakhchivan's short border with Turkey, almost typed 'Artsakh' for the last bordering country
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Level 39
Apr 26, 2021
17/18. I Missed horse.
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Level 91
Jun 28, 2022
Weird to mention Kasparov when he really was of Armenian/Jewish origin.
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Level 78
Sep 26, 2022
You can't change where he was born.
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Level 77
Oct 19, 2022
Change "Armenia's Nakchivan" to "Azerbaijan's Nakchivan"

Nakchivan legally belongs to Azerbaijan and is populated almost entirely by ethnic Azerbaijani. There is no question.

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Level 70
Jun 5, 2023
I just read up on the differences between exclave and enclave. Now my head hurts.
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Level 43
Feb 4, 2024
Karabakh issue has been resolved so this quiz needs an update.