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Settling geography of Azerbaijani Diaspora

  



Near 50 millions Azerbaijanians live in about 70 countries of the world, including the Azerbaijan Republic. It is known that compatriots ethnic Azerbaijanians living in historical territories, turned to foreign citizens as a result of border changes at course of certain social-political events, without the fact of any migration, living in border regions of countries like Iran, Georgia and Russian Federation are not considered as Diaspora.
The number of the fellow-countrymen that had moved to the other areas like American continent (1300000 persons), European continent (1500000), African continent (1200000), Asian continent (3250000), Turkey (3000000), Australia and Oceania (10000 persons) in the different time is more than 10 million and this figure according to opinion of the experts, can be accepted as the general the number of Azerbaijani Diaspora.

Azerbaijanis in the American continent: 
Azerbaijanis mostly settled in Northern, Central and Southern parts of American continent. Their number in the USA reaches one million, 12 thousand in Argentine, 75 thousand in Brazil, 170 thousands in Canada, 27 thousands in Mexico. Azeris are settled in other American countries like Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, too.  
Majority of the Azerbaijanis settled in the America are those migrated from Southern Azerbaijan, the flow of Azerbaijanis from Turkey that began since 1970 and from Azerbaijan since 1991 had its impact on composition and social – economic activity of the Diaspora.   

Azerbaijanis in the European continent: 
The second biggest continent for the geography of spreading of Azerbaijani Diaspora and for number is European continent. According to latest statistics the number of the Europe Azerbaijanis is in millions in Turkey and Russia, hundred thousands in the Ukraine and Belarus, Germany, Great Britain, tens thousand in the Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, France, Italy, over ten thousand in the Poland, Spain, Austria, Albania, Finland, Portugal. The number of the Azerbaijanis settled in the other countries of the West is between 2-10 thousand persons in the each country respectively.
Majority of the Azerbaijanis living in the Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland and Germany are Azerbaijanis migrated from Turkey. But our fellow-countrymen living in Great Britain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and France are people moved from Iran and the Azerbaijan Republic.

Azerbaijanis in the Asian continent:
The 3rd great part of Azerbaijani Diaspora has been settled in the Asian continent. Their number is of hundred thousands in Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jordan and Central Asian republics and ten thousands in Indonesia, Yemen Republic, China, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria and millions in Iraq  

Azerbaijanis in the African continent:
The number of the Azerbaijanis settled in Africa is tens of thousands in Egypt and Algeria and 17 thousand persons in Sudan. As a whole, in the result of studies carried out recently it has been determined that our fellow-countrymen settled in the South African Republic and Zaire, too.

Azerbaijanis in the Australian continent:
But there is information about living of about 10 thousand Azerbaijanis in the Australian continent.
The number of the Azerbaijanis living in different countries of the world shown below (as per approximate calculation):

Name of country

Number of Azerbaijanians

1.

USA

1.000.000

2.

Albania

12.000

3.

Germany

300.000

4.

Union of Australia

8.000

5.

Republic of Austria

19.000

6.

Argentine Republic

12.000

7.

Bangladesh Peoples Republic

170.000

8.

Belgium Kingdom

13.000

9.

Belarus Republic

6.600

10.

United Arab Emirates

55.000

11.

Burma

7.600

12.

Republic of Bulgaria

64.400

13.

Great Britain

70.000

14.

Federative Republic of  Brazil

74.000

15.

Bhutan Kingdom

1.500

16.

Czech Republic

2.000

17.

Peoples Republic of China

30.000

18.

Denmark Kingdom

56.000

19.

Republic of Estonia

1.800

20.

Afghanistan

430.000

21.

Algeria Peoples Democratic Republic

260.000

22.

Finland Republic

11.600

23.

Republic of France

70.000

24.

Republic of Georgia

600.000

25.

Republic of India

300.000

26.

Republic of  Indonesia

44.600

27.

Jordanian Hashemite Kingdom

410.000

28.

Republic of Iraq

800.000

29.

Islamic Republic of Iran

30.000.000

30.

Republic of Ireland

4.000

31.

Spain

14.000

32.

Sweden Federation

20.000

33.

Switzerland  Confederation

15.000

34.

Republic of  Italia

30.000

35.

Republic of Canada

174.000

36.

State of Kuwait

18.000

37.

Republic of Kazakhstan

90.000

38.

Republic of Kyrgyzstan

16.000

39.

Republic of Latvia

1.700

40.

Republic of Lithuania

1.500

41.

Republic of Hungary

26.000

42.

Maltase  Republic

2.500

43.

United States of Mexico

26.000

44.

Egypt Arab Republic

850.000

45.

Republic of  Moldova

5.000

46.

Republic of  Mongolia

4.800

47.

The Netherland Kingdom

20.000

48.

Kingdom of Norway

50.000

49.

Sultanate of Oman

19.000

50.

Uzbekistan Republic

60.000

51.

Pakistan Islam Republic

350.000

52.

Republic of Poland

10.000

53.

Republic of Portugal

8.000

54.

Republic of Romania

44.000

55.

Russian Federation

2.000.000

56.

Saudi Arabia

40.000

57.

Slovakia

2.000

58.

Sudan Democratic Republic

17.000

59.

Syrian Arab Republic

92.500

60.

Tajikistan Republic

13.400

61.

Republic of Turkey

3.000.000

62.

Turkmenistan Republic

33.300

63.

Ukraine Republic

500.000

64.

Japan

10.000

65.

New Zealand

2.000

66.

Yemen Republic

58.000

67.

Greece Republic

12.400


Presently Azerbaijani  Diaspora organization function in approximately 45 countries of the world successfully and these  organizations makes efforts to provide of the unity among Azerbaijanis living in the foreign countries, being based on national, ideological, spiritual, political and economical factors.



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