The Regional: Asia: (Azerbaijan Asia )

Location: South Caucasus, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Russia Geographic coordinates: 40 30 N, 47 30 E Map references: Eastern Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States, South Caucasus Area: total: 86,600 sq km land: 86,100 sq km water: 500 sq km note: includes the exclave of Naxcivan Autonomous Republic and the Mountainous Karabakh region. Azerbaijan Asia Regional.

The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic proclaimed its independence in 1918. The country was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1920 as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. (wikipedia)