Ten fun facts about Tajikistan
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Most of Tajikistan's population belongs to the Persian-speaking Tajik ethnic group, who share language, culture and history with Afghanistan and Iran.
Mountains cover more than 90% of the republic.
Tajikistan is a linguistically complex country.
The official state religion of Tajikistan is Sunni Islam, specifically, that of the Hanafi school. However, the Tajik Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the government is secular.Fact 5
The lowest point is the Syr Darya River valley, at 300 meters (984 feet).Fact 6
The highest point is Ismoil Somoni Peak, at 7,495 meters (24,590 feet).Fact 7
Tajikistan has a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters.Fact 8
About 50% of the labor force works in agriculture.Fact 9
The currency of Tajikistan is the somoni.Fact 10
Tajikistan's mountains provide opportunities for outdoor sports, such as mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, and mountain climbing. Click here for more country facts ❯
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