|Time zone:||GMT +5 (Tajikistan standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Tajik||Other languages: Russian|
Tajikistani somoni (TJS)|
€1 = лB8.90, $1 = лB7.98, £1 = лB10.61
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.tj||International Dialling Code: 992|
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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
Total area: 143,100 sq km (400 sq km under water)
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
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 World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||156/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Unfree||140/179|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||114/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||152/174|
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)