Azerbaijani Soviet Socialist Republic
|Азәрбайҹан Совет Сосиалист Республикасы
Азербайджанская Советская Социалистическая Республика
|Azerbaijani Soviet Socialist Republic|
|Official language||officially none; de facto Azerbaijani and Russian|
|Form of government||Parliamentary republic|
|Population density||81.3 inhabitants per km²|
|Time zone||UTC + 4|
The Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (abbreviation AsSSR ; Azerbaijani Азәрбайҹан Совет Сосиалист Республикасы / Azərbaycan Sovet Sosialist Respublikası ; Russian Азербайджанская Советская Социалистическая Республика Aserbaidschanskaja Sovetskaya Sozialistitscheskaja Respublika ) existed from 1920 to 1991 and was from the foundation of the Soviet Union in 1922 one of its republics .
The predecessor of the Union Republic was the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan , which was dissolved on April 28, 1920 . The Azerbaijani SSR was part of the Transcaucasian SFSR from March 12, 1922 until its dissolution December 5, 1936 . The Nakhichevan Autonomous SSR and the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region were located on the territory of the AsSSR . In 1991 it declared its independence as Azerbaijan .
The Azerbaijani SSR was awarded a total of five orders, including three orders of Lenin .
According to the 1979 Soviet census, the population of the Azerbaijani SSR was essentially composed of the following ethnic groups:
- Pokshishevskiy, VV (ed.): Soviet Census: a demogr. evaluation. Wiesbaden: Akad. Verl.-Ges. 1980.