Azerbaijan – Culture
The culture in Azerbaijan is influenced by Iranian, Turkic, Caucasian, and Russian Influences. Dance, folk art, literature, and music are all important parts of Azerbaijan culture. The country was one of the first to be involved in cinematography, the film industry dating back to 1898. Carpet weaving is also an important part of the culture in Azerbaijan. There are four groups of carpets: Baku, Ganja, Karabakh, and Shirvan, all named after the geographical area they are from. Over 90% of the population is Muslim, making it the most prominent religion in Azerbaijan.