general, Tajikistan's climate is continental,
subtropical, and semiarid, with some desert areas. The
climate changes drastically according to elevation,
however. The Fergana Valley and other lowlands are
shielded by mountains from Arctic air masses, but
temperatures in that region still drop below freezing
for more than 100 days a year.
is a major Tajikistan language. Earlier, this language
was spoken over an extensive area between India and the
Middle East. Today, almost 65% of Tajikistan's total
population are Tajik-Persian speakers.
|Currency:||Tajikistan's unofficial currency is the
US Dollar (USD). Euro (EUR) and Russian Roubles (RUB)
are also accepted at most exchange points. Uzbek Sum and
Kirgyz Som can be exchanged in some exchange kiosks in
Dushanbe, Khujand, Penjikent and other border areas.
|Population:||Tajikistan population is estimated to be
over 6.25 million people over a land area of 1, 43, 100
square kilometers. The Tajikistan population density is
around 44 people per square kilometer. Out of the total
population of Tajikistan, 28% form the inhabitants of
urban areas. As per the Census of year 2003, there has
been a growth of 2.1% in the Tajikistan population.
|Capital City:||Dushanbe is the capital and largest city
of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means "Monday" in Tajik,  and
the name reflects the fact that the city grew on the
site of a village that originally was a popular Monday