Azerbaijan AZ


GMO Gospel Visits 2014


Indicated decisions 2014

9.6 million



19,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Azerbaijan
  • Social Control

  • Cultural Distinctions

  • Top 25 Stats

  • Fastest Growing Religion

  • Human Development Index

  • Internet Access

    60.30% (48th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Turkic (86.8%); Iranian-Median (5%); Eurasian (4.4%, includes Russian, Armenian, Ukrainian); Caucasus peoples (3.7%); More than 15 million Azeris live abroad, mostly in Iran.
  • Common Languages

    Azerbaijani (20 dialects)
  • Economy

    Dominated by oil production; Baku was the original “oil boom” city 100 years ago.
    About 40% of the people live in poverty; Most do not benefit from oil production.
  • History / Politics

    Long history of foreign rule by Arabs, Mongols, Persians, Turks, and Russians.
    Independence from Soviet Union in 1991; Has had internal coups and conflicts with Armenia.
    Has politically shifted away from Russia and towards Turkey and the West.
    An unsettled nation with conflicts with Armenia and internally; Oil may dry up by 2025.
  • Spirituality

    There were only 40 Azeri Believers in 1991 and now there are up to 6,000.
    Some churches treated unfairly by government; Strict registration laws put in force in 2010.
    Christianity is linked with imperial Russia, their enemy Armenia, and the West.
  • Prayers

    Pray for continued growth of the church, and that persecution would decrease.
    Pray that people would see Christ as non-Russian and non-western.


All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.