Pray for: Azerbaijan

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Capital: Baku
Population: 10,462,904
% Urban: 56.8 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 23.4 %
Official Language: Azerbaijani
Languages: 34
Literacy Rate: 99 %
Life Expectancy: 69.4 yrs (165/236)
HDI Ranking: 91 / 189
% Christian: 2.7 %
% Evangelical: 0.2 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 87.6 %
People Groups: 41
Least Reached People Groups: 26
% Unevangelized: 59 %


Title: Azerbaijan

Tier: 1

Type: country

God raised up an Azeri Church, even amidst trials! Only 40 known Azeri believers lived in the country in 1991. Now there are more than 10,000, with the majority in Baku. Even more ethnic Azeris follow Christ inside of Iran. Some Azeri believers create their own music, literature, poetry, and other indigenous forms of worship. Even so, most Christians in Azerbaijan are primarily of foreign ethnicities. Pray for good fellowship among all the believers.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.