Official English Name: Republic of Tajikistan
Official Local Name(s): Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон
Common English Name: Tajikistan
Capital: Dushanbe

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Official Language(s)

Tajik
Secondary Languages: Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Pashto

Resources

Hydropower, Petroleum, Uranium, Mercury, Brown coal, Lead, Zinc

Neighbors

Afghanistan (Southwest), China (East), Kyrgyzstan (North), Uzbekistan (West)

Ethnic groups

Tajik (78.2%), Uzbek (14.7%), Shughni (1.4%), Kyrgyz (0.9%), Persian (0.8%)

People

Est. Population:

8,330,946

Demonym:

Tajikistani

Religions:

Muslim (95.5%)
Atheist (3.1%)
Christian (1.3%)
Buddhist (0.1%)

Largest City:

Dushanbe (802,700)

Other Cities:

Khujand (175,400)
Qurghonteppa (105,400)
Kulob (102,400)

Geography

Region:

Central Asia

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

143,100 km2 (98.2% land, 1.8% water)

Total Land:

3,651 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Midlatitude continental

Terrain:

Mountainous
Valleys in the north and southwest

Highest Point

Qullai Ismoili Somoni (7,495 m)

Lowest Point

Syr Darya (300 m)

Natural Disasters

Earthquakes
Flooding

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Emomalii Rahmon

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda

Admin. Divisions

2 Provinces
1 Autonomous province
1 Capital region
1 District under republic administration

Independence:

9 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)

Nat'l Symbol:

Crown surmounted by seven five-pointed stars

Nat'l Anthem:

Surundi milli

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$2,700 (USD)

Currency

cомонӣ (Somoni)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = cомонӣ (Somoni)9.42

Communication

Internet Code

.tj

Telephone Code

+992

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Cultural Notes

The country is currently going through a pre-Soviet culture revival.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ti.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/TI (Ethnic and religious data)
http://www.stat.tj/en/img/7a20337ca019c92e18235196b4e62aaa_1470199415.pdf (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 21 December 2016