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Tajikistan

Official English Name: Republic of Tajikistan

Official Local Name(s): Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон

Common English Name: Tajikistan

Capital: Dushanbe

REGION
Central Asia
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Afghanistan (Southwest)
China (East)
Kyrgyzstan (North)
Uzbekistan (West)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
143,100 km2 (98.2% land, 1.8% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Hydropower
Petroleum
Uranium
Mercury
Brown coal
Lead
Zinc
NATURAL DISASTERS
Earthquakes
Floods
DEMONYM
Tajikistani
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Tajik (78.2%)
Uzbek (14.7%)
Shughni (1.4%)
Kyrgyz (0.9%)
Persian (0.8%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Tajik
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Russian
Uzbek
Kyrgyz
Pashto
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (95.5%)
Atheist (3.1%)
Christian (1.3%)
Buddhist (0.1%)
POPULATION
8,330,946
LARGEST CITY
Dushanbe (802,700)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Khujand (175,400)
Qurghonteppa (105,400)
Kulob (102,400)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Emomalii Rahmon
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
2 Provinces
1 Autonomous province
1 Capital region
1 District under republic administration
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
9 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Crown surmounted by seven five-pointed stars
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Surundi milli
GDP PER CAPITA
$2,700 (USD)
CURRENCY
cомонӣ (Somoni)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = cомонӣ7.88
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.tj
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+992

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

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