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National statistic offices, figures for 2003 and 2004
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Population density and urban centers in the Caspian Sea region
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Apart from two large urban areas – Baku-Sumgait and Makhachkala-Kaspiisk – and the Iranian coast on the southern shore, a very densely populated coastal strip where one agglomeration leads into the next, most of the population living on the shores of the Caspian is rural, with strong religious and family traditions actively maintained.