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The location of the population

  


The population of the republic is accommodated disproportionately. The average population density per square km in the country is more than 92 people. In Baku city agglomeration this figure is 840 people /sq km (Absheron economic region - 400 persons / sq km), in Lankaran lowland 170 persons / sq km. The population were resettled in the Karabakh plain, along the Kura and Araz rivers, along the big railway and roadways. These areas are compatible with the plain and foothill zones.
In central and high mountain areas, in some parts of Gobustan, Jeyranchol, Shirvan and Mugan steppes population inhabited the very sparse.
4048.2 thousand people of the rural population of the republic settled in 4310 rural settlements (villages and settlements). The share of rural population is 49.3%. They are engaged in agriculture and related fields.

Natural-economic zones and economic regions of Azerbaijan

Natural- economic zones and economic regions

Area

In country

Population in thousand people, (2003)

Population density

Thousand sq.km

share,%

Total

Share in country, %

Urban population

Special weight  %

Rural population

person/ sq.km

I Greater Caucasus

27,4

31,6

3473,0

42,3

2532,5

72,9

940,5

126,8

Absheron

5,42

6,3

2220,2

27,1

2189,5

98,6

30,7

409,6

Guba- Khasmas

6,96

8,0

456,8

5,5

141,3

30,9

315,5

65,6

Sheki-Zagatala

8,96

10,3

535,8

6,5

131,0

24,4

404,8

59,8

Upper Shirvan

6,06

7,0

260,2

3,2

70,7

27,2

189,5

42,9

II Small Caucasus

26,13

30,2

1921,1

23,4

734,4

38,2

1186,7

73,5

Ganja-Gazakh

12,482

14,4

1108,6

13,5

502,1

45,3

606,5

88,8

Upper Garabagh

7,248

8,4

605,2

7,4

192,2

31,8

413,0

83,5

Kelbejer-Lachin

6,4

7,4

207,3

2,5

40,1

19,3

167,2

32,4

III Kura-Araz

21,43

24,7

1679,9

20,5

618,1

36,8

1061,8

92,4

Aran

IV Lankaran

6,14

7,1

761,4

9,3

172,0

22,6

589,4

124,0

Lankaran-Astara

V Nakhchivan

5,5

6,4

367,1

4,5

97,3

26,5

269,8

66,7

Nakhchivan AR

Azerbaijan Republic

86,6

100,0

8202,5

100,0

4154,3

50,7

4048,2

94,7




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