Wikijunior:Asia/Tajikistan

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Tajikistan was a constituent republic of the Soviet Union from 1929 until its independence in 1991.

Where is Tajikistan?[edit]

It is bordering Kyrgyzstan on the north, China on the east, Afghanistan on the south, and Uzbekistan on the west and northwest.

How many people live in Tajikistan?[edit]

9.3 million population lived in Tajikistan as of UN data in 2019

What are the most common languages in Tajikistan?[edit]

Tajik is the official language of Tajikistan and spoken by most people in Tajikistan. Russian is widely used for administration and business, but very few speak it natively.

What is the most common religion in Tajikistan?[edit]

The vast majority of Tajikistanis are Muslim, mostly of the Sunni at 78%. The Christian population(4%) has been predominantly Russian, but most ethnic Russians have left since the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

What is the sport of Tajikistan?[edit]

Gushtigiri

Gushtigiri is the national sport of Tajikistan. In Tajiki wrestling, the pahlavons (wrestlers) should wear the national coat and short pants and fasten a light belt around their waists. A pahlavon (wrestler) may grab and hold his opponentʼs belt, sleeve or collar of jacket or coat. Clench below the waist is not allowed. However, the sprints through legs are allowed. The winner is the one, who throws an opponent back down first.

What are some important sites?[edit]

Hisor fortress

Hisor Fortress - Fortified residence of the rulers of the Emir of Bukhara at Hisor Fortress, a well-preserved 16th-century fort perched on a hilltop amid mountains. It was once the home of Cyrus the Great, and was being destroyed and rebuilt 20 times by the different generals of different eras.


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