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Quick Facts - Azerbaijan

Capital: Baku
Political system: Presidential republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 25 January 2001
Population: 9 235 085 (2012)     
Population density: 107 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Azerbaijani
Non-nationals of total population: 8.4 % (2009)

Funding (2011)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 2.00 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 175 095 060 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 39.20 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 34.04 %     

Employment (2010)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 0.59 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: N/A
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: N/A

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 84 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 37 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 50 USD (5 %     )


Cinema admissions per capita/year: 0.1 times (2011)     
Internet penetration rate: 51.4 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 25/4/1997
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Signed 21/12/2001. Not yet ratified
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Acceded on 15/02/2010

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