Top tip: Don’t miss out on all the fruit
Tajikistan is a landlocked nation in Central Asia, the smallest country in the region. it shares borders with Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, and China and Afghanistan, the border with which is marked by the Amy Darya and Panj rivers. It is covered by the Pamir mountain range, so more than fifty percent of the country is over 3,000 meters (9,800 ft) above sea level. The only significant areas of lowland are in the north (part of the Fergana Valley), and in the Southern Kofarnihon and Vakhsh river valleys, which form the Amu Darya. The capital, Dushanbe is located on the southern slopes above the Kofarnihon valley. The glaciers in Tajikistan’s mountains are the major source of runoff for the Aral Sea. There are over 900 rivers in Tajikistan longer than 10 kilometres.
Facts and Figures
|Area||143,100 km2, 55,251 sq2|
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