Tajikistan, authoritatively the Republic of Tajikistan, is a bumpy, landlocked nation in Central Asia with a zone of 143,100 km2 (55,300 sq mi) and an expected populace of 8.7 million individuals starting at 2016. It is circumscribed by Afghanistan toward the south, Uzbekistan toward the west, Kyrgyzstan toward the north, and China toward the east. The customary countries of the Tajik individuals incorporate present-day Tajikistan just as parts of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. The region that presently establishes Tajikistan was beforehand home to a few antiquated societies, including the city of Sarazm of the Neolithic and the Bronze Age, and was later home to kingdoms led by individuals of various beliefs and societies, including the Oxus civilisation, Andronovo culture, Buddhism, Nestorian Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism and Islam. The region has been governed by various domains and administrations, including the Achaemenid Empire, Sasanian Empire, Hephthalite Empire, Samanid Empire, Mongol Empire, Timurid line, the Russian Empire, and in this manner the Soviet Union. Inside the Soviet Union, the nation's cutting edge fringes were drawn when it was a piece of Uzbekistan as an independent republic before turning into an undeniable Soviet republic in 1929. On 9 September 1991, Tajikistan turned into a free sovereign country when the Soviet Union broke down. A common war was battled very quickly after autonomy, enduring from 1992 to 1997. Since the finish of the war, recently settled political steadiness and remote guide have enabled the nation's economy to develop. Tajikistan is a presidential republic comprising of four territories. The greater part of Tajikistan's 8.7 million individuals have a place with the Tajik ethnic gathering, who speak Tajik (a tongue of Persian). Numerous Tajiks likewise communicate in Russian as their second language. While the state is intrinsically common, Islam is polished by 98% of the populace.
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Dushanbe is the capital and biggest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe implies Monday in the Tajik language, the neighborhood language is Parya language. It was named thusly in light of the fact that it developed from a town that initially had a well known market on Mondays. Generally a little town, Dushanbe was made the capital of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1924. Until 1929, the city was referred to in Russian as Dyushambe, and from 1929 to 1961 as Stalinabad which was named after Joseph Stalin. Arranged at the intersection of two waterways, Varzob and Kofarnihon. Albeit archeological leftovers dating to the fifth century BC have been found in the zone, there is little to recommend that Dushanbe was in excess of a little town until the mid twentieth century.
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