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Interesting Facts about Tajikistan

Tajikistan Interesting Facts

Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a country in Central Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Tajikistan:

  • Tajikistan is independent from the Soviet Union since 1991.
  • Tajikistan has the world’s longest glacier outside the polar regions.
  • Dushanbe is the capital city of Tajikistan. The capital city of Tajikistan means Monday in Persian.
  • The world’s second-highest dam is located in Tajikistan.
  • National Sports of Tajikistan are Gushtingiri and Buzkashi.
  • Earthquakes in Tajikistan occur frequently.
  • Tajikistan has more than 900 rivers.
  • Tajikistan has a lake named after Alexander the Great.
  • There is a Wakhan Corridor which separates Pakistan and Tajikistan.
  • Tajikistan is a land-locked country in Central Asia.
  • Tajikistan means “place of the Tajik”.
  • Tajikistan has become part of the Mongol Empire after Genghis Khan conquered the country.
  • Tajikistan was the heart of the Great Silk Road.
  • Over 90% of Tajikistan land considered upland.
  • In 2016, Tajikistan began building the world’s tallest dam.
  • Tajikistan has the world’s second-tallest flagpole.
  • Tajikistan’s official languages are Russian and Tajik.
  • Tajikistan shares land borders with Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.

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