Azerbaijan
geographical name 1. (or ancient Atropatene) (or Media Atropatene) region NW Iran; chief city Tabriz 2. independent country SE Europe bordering on Caspian Sea; a constituent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 1936-91 capital Baku area 33,200 square miles (86,320 square kilometers), population 7,029,000

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