Although the name of the city is rather new, its historical past dated back as far as 3 thousand years. Archeologists have dug out the remains of Greek-Bactrian settlements, the site of ancient settlement from Kushan period (7th - 8th centuries). From 1929 to 1990 it was the capital of Tajik SSR, and since 1991 it has been the capital of independent Tajikistan.
52 km diameter, holds lake of same name
9 September. Soviet Union
Situated in the Western Pamirs of Tajikistan. Academy of Sciences Range, 24 summits at more than 6.000'
Extends from Tien Shan mountain range in Kyrgyzstan west into Tajikistan
2,620 km Uzbekistan / Turkmenistan / Tajikistan / Afghanistan
3,078 km. Kazakhstan / Kyrgyzstan / Uzbekistan / Tajikistan
Mostly located in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
300 m high. 704 m long. Vakhsh River.
1991. The Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic, also known as the Tajik SSR for short, was one of the 15 republics that made up the Soviet Union. Tajik SSR was created in 1929 within the Soviet Union. It succeeded the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Tajik ASSR), which had been created on 14 October 1924 as a part of the predominantly Turkic Uzbek SSR in the process of national delimitation in Soviet Central Asia. In 1991, Tajik SSR declared independence from the Soviet Union and was renamed the Republic of Tajikistan.
Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan