Travel Information for Tajikistan
Time zone:GMT +5 (Tajikistan standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Tajik Other languages:    Russian
Currency: Tajikistani somoni (TJS)

1 = лB8.90, $1 = лB7.98, £1 = лB10.61

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.tjInternational Dialling Code:    992

For help planning your trip to Tajikistan including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Tajikistan trip planning page.

Further information on Tajikistan

Discover more about Tajikistan - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of tajikistan

Total area: 143,100 sq km (400 sq km under water)

Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

Neighbours (border lengths): Afghanistan (1,206km), China (414km), Kyrgyzstan (870km), Uzbekistan (1,161km)

Climate: Midlatitude continental climate with hot summers and mild winters. The Pamir Mountains are semiarid to polar.

Highest mountain: Qullai Ismoili Somoni (7,495m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Tajikistan from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 156/167
Economic FreedomMostly Unfree 140/179
Press FreedomDifficult situation 114/179
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 152/174
Overall Ranking:    155/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Tajikistan     Status: Independent Country

Population: 8,051,512 (rank: 96/196)     Density: 56.2 people/sq km (rank: 121/196)

Ethnic groups: Tajik 79.9%, Uzbek 15.3%, Russian 1.1%, Kyrgyz 1.1%, other 2.6% (2000 census)

Religions: Sunni Muslim 85%, Shia Muslim 5%, other 10% (2003 est.)

GDP (PPP): $19.2 billion       GDP per capita: $2,300 (rank: 157/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.