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Capital: Dushanbe
Currency: Tajikistani somoni
Neighboring countries: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, China
Official languages: Tajiki, Persian, Russian
Dialing Code: +992
Internet Country Code: .tj

Information & Brief History
The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s and 1870s, but Russia's hold on Central Asia weakened following the Revolution of 1917. Bolshevik control of the area was fiercely contested and not fully reestablished until 1925. Tajikistan became independent in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union and has now completed its transition from the civil war that plagued the country from 1992 to 1997. There have been no major security incidents in recent years, although the country remains the poorest in the region. Attention by the international community in the wake of the war in Afghanistan has brought increased economic development assistance, which could create jobs and increase stability in the long term. Tajikistan is in the early stages of seeking World Trade Organization membership and has joined NATO's Partnership for Peace.

Business
Tajikistan Business Resources

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Tajikistan Government

Hotels
Tajikistan Hotels: Dushanbe

Languages Spoken: Tajik (official), Russian widely used in government and business

Religion: Sunni Muslim 85%, Shi'a Muslim 5%, other 10%


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 Central Asia, west of China
Lowest point: Syr Darya (Sirdaryo) 300 m
Highest point: Qullai Ismoili Somoni 7,495 m

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