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)
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.