Essential Info for Tajikistan

Population: 8.8 million

Capital city: Dushanbe (also largest city) 

Neighbouring countries: China sits to the east of Tajikistan while its other borders are shared with Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Geography: The terrain is mostly mountaneous with a large system of rivers. The climate changes radically depending on elevation, from freezing temperatures to fairly warm. While there are a few desert areas, Tajikistan is regarded as the wettest of the Central Asian republics.

Political system: Semi-presidential republic​​​​​​​

Major religion: Islam​​​​​​​

Main languages: Tajik, Russian​​​​​​​

Currency: Somoni (TJS)​​​​​​​

Time: GMT+5​​​​​​​

Electricity: 220 volts, 50Hz.​​​​​​​

Internet domain: .tj​​​​​​​

International dialling code: +992​​​​​​​

Emergency contacts: 112​​​​​​​

Transport and driving: People drive on the right-hand side of the road.