The Republic of Tajikistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It is a mountainous country known for hiking at Fann Mountains near Dushanbe.
Tajikistan recorded a population of 9.101 million in 2018 and covers an area of 143,100 km2.
The capital and largest city is Dushanbe. Dushanbe is on Varzob River and is home to Rudaki Park.
Khujand city is the second-largest in Asia and the capital of Sughd province.
The Zeravshan Mountain Range.
It was under the Mongol Empire during the 13th century. The country was divided when the north was taken over by Russia and the south by Emirate of Bukhara between 1860 and 1900.
The country became fully independent from the Soviet Union on 9th September 1991.
Tajik culture is alike with that of Afghanistan and Iran that have an Islam culture expressed through language, beliefs, art, food, music, festivals and habits.
The main crops grown at the region include cotton and wheat. The common foods are Kabuli pulao and qurutob.
The main wildlife animals includes Marco polo, snow leopards, wolves, bears, yacks and golden eagle.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
New Year’s Day is celebrated on 1st January throughout the nation.
Citizens celebrate the Navruz Festival, which is an Iranian New Year.
Independence Day is celebrated on 9th September.
Things to see
Punjshanbe Bozor is a very colourful market in Khujand that sells all the products that a visitor would want.
The Historical Museum of Sughd is in Khujand that displays the history and cultural heritage of the country.
The National Museum of Tajikistan also preserves the history and archaeological remains.
Arbob Cultural Palace is the former headquarters of the historical Soviet in Khujand.
The Pamir Mountains or Plateau is the highest region in central Asia and also one of the highest mountains in the world.
Pamir Highway is the world’s second-highest international highway.
The official language is Tajiki.
The most practised religion is Sunni Islam.