Asia

Tajikistan profile - Facts

  • 19 May 2015
  • From the section Asia
Women pass by a girl cleaning a rug in Dushanbe
Ethnic Tajiks speak a language closely related to Persian
  • Population: 7.1 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Dushanbe
  • Area: 143,100 sq km (55,251 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Tajik, Uzbek, Russian
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 65 years (men), 71 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Tajik somoni = 100 dirams
  • Main exports: Aluminium, electricity, cotton, fruit, textiles
  • GNI per capita: US $990 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .tj
  • International dialling code: +992