Ten fun facts about Tajikistan


Fact 1
Most of Tajikistan's population belongs to the Persian-speaking Tajik ethnic group, who share language, culture and history with Afghanistan and Iran.

Fact 2
Mountains cover more than 90% of the republic.

Fact 3
Tajikistan is a linguistically complex country.


Fact 4
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.


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