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Tajikistan Travel Guide

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Location
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Quick Facts
Capital Dushanbe
Government Republic
Currency Somoni (TJS)
Area total: 143,100 km2
water: 400 km2
land: 142,700 km2
Population
Language Tajik, Russian
Religion Sunni Muslim 85%, Shi'a Muslim 5%, Other 10%
Electricity 220 V, 50 Hz
Calling Code +992
Internet TLD .tj
Time Zone UTC +5

Tajikistan, , is a landlocked country in Central Asia that borders Afghanistan to the south, China to the east, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and Uzbekistan to the west and northwest. The ancient Silk Road passed through it. The nation is unique in that the majority culture is non-Turkic, unlike its neighbors to the north and west and east. Tajikistan is the poorest country out of the former soviet states, the poorest country in Central Asia and one of the world's poorest, largely owing to a devastating civil war that broke out shortly after independence in 1991.


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