Continent- Asia

Region – Central Asia

Size – 143,100 km2

Geography – Landlocked, consist of mountains, river valleys, more than half of the country is at an altitude of over 3000 m above sea level

Language- Tajik

Religion- Islam

Monetary Unit- Somoni (TJS)

Natural Resources- Petroleum, gold, uranium, silver, tungsten, zinc, lead, natural gas, oil, coal reserves, more than 400 mineral deposits

Agriculture- Cotton, wheat, barley, maize, potatoes, rice

Industry- Aluminum processing, chemical production, textiles, processed foods

Neighboring Countries – Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Pakistan

Population – 8,610,000 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate- 2.4%

Average Life Expectancy – 67.26 years

Capital City – Dushanbe (population 756,143)

Highest Mountain – Pamir mountains (Highest peak: Ismail Samani Peak, 7495 m)

Yearly Rainfall – Between 700 and 1,600 mm (average)

Plant Life – Around 5000 species of flowering plants, wild almond, maple, walnut, juniper, drought-resistant grasses, low shrubs, wild poppies and tulips, spruce

Animal Life- Snow leopard, mountain goat and sheep, brown bears, lynx, wolves, wild boar, deer, wolves, foxes, badgers

Bird Life – 353 species of birds including grebes, cormorants, pelicans, ducks, geese, swans, Larks, Swallows and martins, Kinglets

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