Azerbaijani Soviet Socialist Republic

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Азәрбайҹан Совет Сосиалист Республикасы
Азербайджанская Советская Социалистическая Республика
Azerbaijani Soviet Socialist Republic
Flag of the Azerbaijani SSR
Coat of arms of the Azerbaijani SSR
flag coat of arms
Official language officially none; de facto Azerbaijani and Russian
Capital Baku
Form of government Parliamentary republic
surface 86,600 km²
population 7,037,700
Population density 81.3 inhabitants per km²
independence 1991
Time zone UTC + 4
Soviet Union - Azerbaijan SSR.svg

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 .


Transcaucasia administrative map

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 .

On December 1, 1982, the asteroid (2698) Azerbajdzhan was named after the Soviet Republic.


According to the 1979 Soviet census, the population of the Azerbaijani SSR was essentially composed of the following ethnic groups:

Ethnic group Population Nationalities
Azerbaijanis 4,708,800 78.1%
Armenians 475,500 7.9%
Russians 475,300 7.9%
Greed 158,100 2.6%
Avars 36,000 0.6%
Jews 33,200 0.6%
Tatars 31,200 0.5%
Ukrainians 26,400 0.4%
Georgians 11,400 0.2%
Deeds 8,800 0.1%
Entire SSR 6,026,500 100.0%

See also

Web links

Commons : Azerbaijani Soviet Socialist Republic  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Pokshishevskiy, VV (ed.): Soviet Census: a demogr. evaluation. Wiesbaden: Akad. Verl.-Ges. 1980.