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Google maps, detailed facts of Tajikistan, (ISO: TJ) and the capital city, Dushanbe. This page enables you to explore Tajikistan and its land boundaries in total: 4,130 km. You may also view the border countries of Tajikistan (total: 4, Afghanistan 1,357 km, China 477 km, Kyrgyzstan 984 km, Uzbekistan 1,312 km with its area of total: 144,100 sq km; land: 141,510 sq km, water: 2,590 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economical, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical and demographical related information below, on the wiki page of Tajikistan.

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Your virtual Sightseeing in Tajikistan, Asia starts here on this map & Wiki page.

Tajikistan Google maps & facts

This virtual map shows Tajikistan, located in Central Asia, west of China, south of Kyrgyzstan with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.

You are viewing Tajikistan and its location (Asia), at the geographic coordinates of 39 00 N, 71 00 E, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Tajikistan, TJ. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in Tajikistan. After that whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the word), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base.

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Geographical facts about Tajikistan including Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan

Name of the country: Tajikistan Capital city: Dushanbe
Geographical coordinates of Tajikistan: 39 00 N, 71 00 E Geographical coordinates of Dushanbe: 38 33 N 68 46 E
Location of Tajikistan: Central Asia, west of China, south of Kyrgyzstan Continent / area: Asia
The area of Tajikistan: total: 144,100 sq km; land: 141,510 sq km, water: 2,590 sq km Area comparative of Tajikistan: slightly smaller than Wisconsin
The elevation data of Tajikistan: mean elevation: 3,186 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Syr Darya (Sirdaryo) 300 m, highest point: Qullai Ismoili Somoni 7,495 m The climate of Tajikistan: mid-latitude continental, hot summers, mild winters: semiarid to polar in Pamir Mountains
Land use of Tajikistan: agricultural land: 34.7%; arable land 6.1%; permanent crops 0.9%; permanent pasture 27.7%; forest: 2.9%; other: 62.4% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: 7,420 sq km (2012)
Geographical notes of Tajikistan: landlocked country; highest point, Qullai Ismoili Somoni (formerly Communism Peak), was the tallest mountain in the former USSR The terrain of Tajikistan: mountainous region dominated by the Trans-Alay Range in the north and the Pamirs in the southeast; western Fergana Valley in north, Kofarnihon and Vakhsh Valleys in southwest
Land boundaries of Tajikistan: total: 4,130 km Borders countries of Tajikistan: Afghanistan 1,357 km, China 477 km, Kyrgyzstan 984 km, Uzbekistan 1,312 km
Maritime claims of Tajikistan: none – (landlocked country)

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Fast facts about Tajikistan

Are you traveling to Tajikistan? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Asia, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Central Asia, west of China, south of Kyrgyzstan.

Did you know that the legal system of Tajikistan is civil law system?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Tajikistan, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways total: 27,767 km (2000)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: DUSHANBE (capital) 822,000 (2015). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 26.8% of total population (2015).

The total number of population in Tajikistan: 8,330,946 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of 1.66% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Tajik (official language), Russian widely used in government and business. Note: different ethnic groups speak Uzbek, Kyrgyz, and Pashto. In these days, Tajikistan has to face with a net migration rate of -1.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in Tajikistan nowadays; Tajik 84.3%, Uzbek 13.8% (includes Lakai, Kongrat, Katagan, Barlos, Yuz), other 2% (includes Kyrgyz, Russian, Turkmen, Tatar, Arab) (2010 estimate).

The right to vote in Tajikistan can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Tajikistan. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years or 3 years of continuous residence prior to application.

In case if you plan to visit Tajikistan for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in Tajikistan are: Independence Day (or National Day), 9 September (1991).

Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Tajikistan, these are the most likely dangers you might face: earthquakes; floods. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Dushanbe and / or Tajikistan?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Tajikistan, the population has to face with a death rate of 6.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about Tajikistan

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Tajikistan. Here they are: Tajik (official language), Russian widely used in government and business. Note: different ethnic groups speak Uzbek, Kyrgyz, and Pashto.

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .tj

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; mid-latitude continental, hot summers, mild winters: semiarid to polar in Pamir Mountains.

Its capital city is Dushanbe, where the local time zone is UTC+5, which is 10 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Dushanbe: N/A.

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Tajikistan; mean elevation: 3,186 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Syr Darya (Sirdaryo) 300 m, highest point: Qullai Ismoili Somoni 7,495 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 0 km (landlocked country) and the length of the land boundaries is total: 4,130 km.

Current environmental issues in Tajikistan; inadequate sanitation facilities; increasing levels of soil salinity; industrial pollution; excessive pesticides.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: earthquakes; floods.

For your traveling options, there are 24 (2013) airports and N/A heliports in Tajikistan all together with 200 km (along Vakhsh River) (2011) waterways, and roadways in total: total: 27,767 km (2000).

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Background of Tajikistan

Like every nation, Tajikistan also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia‘s hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bands of indigenous guerrillas (called “basmachi”) fiercely contested Bolshevik control of the area, which was not fully reestablished until 1925. Tajikistan was first created as an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan in 1924, but the USSR designated Tajikistan a separate republic in 1929 and transferred to it much of present-day Sughd province. Ethnic Uzbeks form a substantial minority in Tajikistan, and ethnic Tajiks an even larger minority in Uzbekistan. Tajikistan became independent in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union, and experienced a civil war between regional factions from 1992 to 1997. Tajikistan has endured several domestic security incidents since 2010, including armed conflict between government forces and local strongmen in the Rasht Valley and between government forces and criminal groups in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. In September 2015, government security forces rebuffed attacks led by a former high-ranking official in the Ministry of Defense. President Emomali RAHMON, who came to power during the civil war, used the attacks to ban the main opposition political party in Tajikistan. RAHMON further strengthened his position by having himself designated “Leader ofthe Nation” and removing term limits on himself through constitutional amendments in a referendum on May 2016. The country remains the poorest in the former Soviet sphere. Tajikistan became a member of the World Trade Organization in March 2013. However, its economy continues to face major challenges, including dependence on remittances from Tajikistanis working in Russia, pervasive corruption, and the opiate trade in neighboring Afghanistan. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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