Tajikistan: population, cities
Countryaah website, Tajikistan had around 7.6 million residents in mid-2011.
Federal Republic of Germany (81.9 million),
Austria (8.3 million), the
USA (314.2 million),
PR China (1.3 billion),
India (1.2 billion) and
Egypt with approx. 80.5 million residents.
Tajiks make up the main part of the population with approx. 80%; around
15% are Uzbeks; among the other ethnic groups there is a decreasing minority of
European-Russian origin with a share of around 1%.
Islam (approx. 90% Sunnis, 5% Ismailis)
Tajik and Russian
The capital of Tajikistan is Dushanbe with a population of
Other cities are:
Khujand with around 145,000 residents, Kuljab with
around 79,000 residents, Kurgan-Tjube/Kurgonteppa with
around 60,000 residents, Istaravshan with around 53,000
residents, and Kanibadam with around 50,000 residents.
New York (8 million) in the USA,
Sao Paulo (> 17 million) in Brazil,
Berlin (3.4 million) in Germany,
London (7.2 million) in England and Great Britain,
Beijing (City 6 million) in China,
Mexico City in Mexico, the most populous city on earth (over
Tokyo (11.8 million) in Japan.
Defined by DigoPaul, the Republic of Tajikistan is located in the south-eastern part of Central
Area and land use
Tajikistan covers a total area of 143,100 km².
Only around 3% of the country is forested.
- Fields and fields
Around 6% of the land is used as arable land or fields, especially for
growing cotton, grain, vegetables and fruits.
About 93% of the Tajik area are high mountain areas. It's the Pamir
Tajikistan has borders with four states with a total length of around 3,000
These are the limits to:
- China with a length of around 430 km
- Afghanistan with a length of around 1,030 km
- Uzbekistan with a length of around 910 km
- Kyrgyzstan with a length of around 630 km
Longitude and latitude
Tajikistan covers the following geographical latitude (abbreviation Δφ) and
geographical longitude (abbreviation Δλ):
|Δφ = from 36 ° to 41 ° north latitude
Δλ = from 067 ° to 075 ° east longitude
You can find detailed information on this subject under Longitude and
For Tajikistan, the following value applies to Central European Time (CET),
i.e. the time (without summer time) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. A
minus sign means that it is earlier there, a plus sign that it is later than
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest mountain in the country is Pik Imeni Ismail Samani with
a height of 7,495 m.
Another high mountain is Lenin Peak with a height of 7,134
The longest river in the country is the Amu-Darja (part)
with a length of around 2,540 km.
Other rivers in the country are:
- The Syr Darja with a length of around 2,200 km
- the Wachsch with a length of around 800 km
- as well as the Piandsch and the Kofarnichon.
The largest lake is the Karakul with an area of around 380