Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic

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Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic
Azerbaijani: Азәрбајҹан Совет Сосиалист Республикасы
Russian: Азербайджанская Советская Социалистическая Республика
Soviet Union - Azerbaijan SSR.svg
"Azərbaycan Sovet Sosialist Respublikasının Himni"
(English: "Anthem of Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic")
 • CoordinatesCoordinates: 40°22′N 49°53′E / 40.367°N 49.883°E / 40.367; 49.883
• 1991
86,600 km2 (33,400 sq mi)
• 1991
 • TypeSocialist republic
 • Motto"Бүтүн өлкәләрин пролетарлары, бирләшин!" (Bütün ölkələrin proletarları, birləşin!)
(English: "Workers of the world, unite!")
Premier of the member state 
• 1921-1922
Nariman Narimanov
• 1990–1991
Hasan Hasanov
• Established
July 21 1920
• Disestablished
November 19, 1990 1990
Preceded by
Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan
1Official names of the USSR

The Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (AzerbaijaniАзәрбајҹан Совет Сосиалист РеспубликасыAzərbaycan Sovet Sosialist RespublikasıRussian: Азербайджанская Советская Социалистическая Республика [АзССР] Azerbaydzhanskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika [AzSSR]), also known as the Azerbaijan SSR for short, was one of the republics that made up the former Soviet Union.

It was founded on April 28, 1920 as the Azerbaijan SSR. From March 12, 1922 to December 5, 1936, it was part of the Transcaucasian SFSR together with the Armenian SSR and the Georgian SSR. In December 1922, the Transcaucasian SFSR became part of the newly established Soviet Union. The Constitution of Azerbaijan SSR was approved by the 9th Extraordinary All-Azerbaijani Congress of Soviets on March 14, 1937. On November 19, 1990, the Azerbaijan SSR was renamed the "Republic of Azerbaijan" while still a part of the Soviet Union for another year before its collapse and the independence of Azerbaijan in 1991.