Facts

Important and Interesting Facts about Tajikistan

– It’s a mountainous landlocked sovereign country in Central Asia,
which is the 96th largest country in the world in terms of area
– It is bordered by Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west,
Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east.
– It has a transition economy that is dependent on aluminum and cotton
production, its economy is the 126th largest in the world in terms of purchasing
power and 136th largest in terms of nominal GDP.
– The Amu Darya and Panj rivers mark the border with Afghanistan, and 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 kilometers Tajikistan’s
mountains provide many opportunities for outdoor sports, such as hill climbing,
mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and mountain climbing.
– The facilities are limited, however. Mountain climbing and hiking tours to the
Fann and Pamir Mountains, including the 7,000 m peaks in the region,
are seasonally organized by local and international alpine agencies.
– The Alauddin Lakes is a beautiful lake basin with clear and cool waters perfect
for swimming. The area also offers great mountain scenery perfect for a relaxing day.
Known for its intricate interiors, the Ayni Opera & Ballet Theatre is a theater
for opera and classical music concerts.
– The Fann Mountains is one of the largest tourist attraction in Tajikistan.
Mountaineering, rock climbing, and ice climbing are some of the activities that
can be enjoyed here not to mention the great scenery.
– Gissar Fort is a picturesque fortress in the Gissar Valley. The fort is located in
a hill with a great Islamic-style arched doorway, flanked by two round towers.
– Surrounded by the Fann Mountains, the Iskanderkul Lake is one of
the most beautiful places to visit in Tajikistan. It is 2.5 km long and 1 km across
and sits at an altitude of 2,255m above sea level with turquoise and calm water.
– The Ismail Somoni Monument is one of Dushanbe’s most visible monument
to nation-building. The statue is of Ismail Samani, the 10th-century Samanid ruler.
– The Kulikalon Lakes is a group of three glacial lakes, or tarns, in the Zeravshan
Mountains of south-western Sughd Province. The lakes are famous for its ability to
shimmer with all colors of a rainbow which provides a breathtaking sight.
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