TAJIKISTAN
Updated 30 August 2012
Republic of Tajikistan is located in the center of the Asian Continent, with a population of 7,768,385, making it the
9
5th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Dushanbe with a total population of 679,400. The
country encompasses 143,100 square kilometers making it the 95th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries
with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Afghanistan.

President Emomali Rahmon is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds
that position for seven years. Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov is recognized as the Head of Government and
along with
First Deputy Prime Minister Matlubkhon Davlatov,
achieves that status through presidential appointment. Its form of
government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 6th November 1994.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Tajik and Russian is widely spoken by government and business. It
counts among its major religions Sunni Muslim, Shi’a Muslim and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it
has 8 AM, 10 FM, 2 Short Wave and 13 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Qullai Ismoili Somoni, its highest point at 7,495 meters and Syr Darya, its lowest
point at 300 meters. Its principal waterway is Vakhsh River, which measures 200 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are aluminum, zinc, lead, chemicals
and fertilizers, cement, vegetable oil, metal-cutting machine tools and refrigerators and freezers. Its official currency is
the Tajikistani Somoni.

Here’s something you may not know about Tajikistan. Qullai Ismoili Somoni (formerly Communism Peak) was the
tallest mountain in the USSR.
Dushanbe- Tajikistan's
capital and largest city
Festival Buzkashi in
Navruz
Fedchenko Glacier
Frozen yak horn in
Pamirs Mountains
Garm Tshashma Hot
Springs
Qullai Ismoili Somoni-
Tajikistan's highest
point
Tajik Landscape near
Dushanbe
Tajik Women in
traditional dress
Syr Darya River in the
Fergana Valley-
Tajikistan's lowest and
northernmost point on
the border with
Uzbekistan
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Pamiri children from
the Pianij River Gorge
near Tajikistan's
border with Afghanistan
Tuhum Barak- A Tajik
dish made of ravioli
filled with eggs
Rogoun Dam on
Tajikistan's Vakhsh
River on the border
with Kyrgyzstan
Tajik miner near
Tajikistan's border with
China
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
less than 0.2% (2009 est.)

9,100

less than 500
Tajikistan border
station and
southernmost point at
Eshkashem
Afghanistan
Obandori Qayroqum
Pamir Plateau at
Murghob- Tajikistan's
easternmost point on
the China border
Ancient ruins at
Panjakent- Tajikistan's
westernmost point on
the border with
Uzbekistan
Monument at Somoni
Vorukh exclave of
Tajikistan contained
within Kyrgyzstan
Khorugh on
Tajikistan's border with
Afghanistan