AZERBAIJAN TO COUNT ARMENIANS LIVING IN THE COUNTRY
Azeri Press Agency
Nov 11 2008
Baku. Rashad Suleymanov – APA-ECONOMICS. In the 2009 general census,
Azerbaijan State Statistical Committee will be unable to count how
many people live in Azerbaijan’s Nagorno Karabakh that is under
illegal occupation of Armenia.
Arif Valiyev, Acting Chairman of the Committee, said the last 1999
census didn’t cover Nagorno Karabakh either.
"So, in our census we consider the number as equal to the results of
the 1989 census which counted 120 000 Azerbaijani-citizen Armenians
living in Nagorno Karabakh," he added.
In 1999, Azerbaijan counted about 700 Armenians living in Azerbaijan
except Nagorno Karabakh.
At present Azerbaijan population is 8.8 million.