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Ninety-three percent of Tajikistan's territory is mountainous, and the mountain glaciers are the source of its rivers. Tajikistan is an earthquake-prone area. The republic is bounded by China in the east, Afghanistan to the south, and Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan to the west and north. The central Asian republic also includes the Gorno-Badakh Shan Autonomous region. Tajikistan is slightly larger than the state of Illinois.
Central Asia, west of China.
Landlocked; mountainous region dominated by the Trans-Alay Range in the north and the Pamirs in the southeast; highest point, Qullai Ismoili Somoni (formerly Communism Peak), was the tallest mountain in the former USSR .
Mid latitude continental, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid to polar in Pamir Mountains.
Tajik (official), Russian widely used in government and business
Dushanbe, Khujand, Kulob, Istaravshan, Konibodom, Kofarnihon, Tursunzoda, Isfara, Panjakent, Hisor
Places to Visit
Abdan, Abdu, Abdulay, Abdusamat, Adrasmon, Afandi, Aflotuk
Dushanbe Airport, Khudzhand Airport, Gissar Airport
ISD codes & International time