Tajikistan - World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Tajikistan Rugged and mountainous, Tajikistan sits at the heart of central Asia with China to the east and the Indian sub-continent to the south. Three major Silk Road routes ran through its present day territory. Tajikistan is a country that offers cities and places that date back to the bronze era. Visiting Tajikistan can make you realize how things were like centuries ago. Hostel in Europe Network

Area: 143.264 Km2
Population: 6.579.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 46 pop/Km2

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Dushanbe (524.000 pop.)
Major cities: Khudzhand 103.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Tajik 55%, Uzbek 23%, Russian 13%
Border countries: Kyrgyzstan NORTH, China EAST, Afghanistan SOUTH, Uzbekistan NORTH-WEST

Principal mountains: Qullai Ismoili Somoni 7495 m
Principal rivers: Syrdarja 2671 Km (total, with kazakhstani, uzbekistani and kyrgyzstani tracts), Pjandz 2540 Km (total, with afghan, uzbekistani and turkmen tracts)
Principal lakes: Kayrakkumskoje 400 Km2
Principal islands: -
Climate: Alpin

Language: Tajik (official), Russian
Religion: Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 5%
Currency: Somoni (SM)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 23/2, 8/3, 20, 21 or 22/3 (varies), 1/5, 9/5, 9/9
Dialling code: 00992
GMT: +5

World Heritage List: -

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