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Where is Tajikistan?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Tajikistan covers 141,510 square kilometers of land and 2,590 square kilometers of water, making it the 95th largest nation in the world with a total area of 144,100 square kilometers.

Tajikistan became an independent state in 1991, after gaining its sovereignty from Russia. The population of Tajikistan is 7,768,385 (2012) and the nation has a density of 55 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Tajikistan is the Somoni (TJS). As well, the people of Tajikistan are refered to as Tajikistani.

The dialing code for the country is 992 and the top level internet domain for Tajikistani sites is .tj.

Tajikistan shares land borders with 4 countries: China, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan.

To learn more, visit our detailed Tajikistan section.

Quick facts

Population 7,768,385
Density 54.9 / km2 ( 142.2 / mi2 )
Language Tajik
Independence Year 1991
Capital Dushanbe (Dushanbe)
Currency Somoni
GDP 9,241,627,841 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,190 (2014 data)
Land Area 141,510 km2 (54,637 mi2)
Water Area 2,590 km2 (1,000 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries China, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
Minimum Longitude 67.390
Maximum Longitude 75.140
Mininum Latitude 36.670
Maximum Latitude 41.040

What is the capital of Tajikistan?

map showing the location of Tajikistan
Location of Dushanbe on a map.

Dushanbe is the capital city of Tajikistan. It has a population of 679,400, and is located on a latitue of 38.54 and longitude of 68.78.

Dushanbe is also the political center of Tajikistan, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Dushanbe, the Capital Of Tajikistan

City Dushanbe
Country Tajikistan
Population 679,400
Longitude 68.77905000
Latitude 38.53575000
Elevation 767 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.