Tajikistan

 
Category:   World Travel Directory  :  Asia  :  Tajikistan
 
Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. Afghanistan borders to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and People's Republic of China to the east. Tajikistan also lies adjacent to Pakistan but is separated by the narrow Wakhan Corridor.

Most of Tajikistan's population belongs to the Tajik ethnic group, who share culture and history with the Iranian peoples and speak the Persian language (officially referred to as Tajiki in Tajikistan). Once part of the Samanid Empire, Tajikistan became a constituent republic of the Soviet Union in the 20th century, known as the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic (Tajik SSR).

After independence, Tajikistan suffered from a devastating civil war which lasted from 1992 to 1997. Since the end of the war, newly-established political stability and foreign aid have allowed the country's economy to grow.

Trade in commodities such as cotton and aluminium wire has contributed greatly to this steady improvement.  Source


Tajikistan Facts

Population: 7 million

Capital: Dushanbe

Currency: Somoni

Area: 143,100 km2

Language: Tajik

Main Religion: Muslim

Calling Code
: +992

Time Zone: GMT + 5

Main Cities: Dushanbe, Khujand, Kulob, Qurghonteppa, Istaravshan, Konibodom, Kofarnihon, Tursunzoda, Isfara, Panjakent