Central Asian Travel: The Longest Detour

enter Planning a trip through Central Asia is never easy, especially if there is a border crossing involved. The Soviet plan to integrate the many different nationalities and create harmony by displacing people and moving them around did not work. All five of the independent, post-Soviet, Central Asian countries are so different from each other that there is an abrupt change that can definitely be felt when crossing each border. Located in the southeastern part of this region, Tajikistan shares its borders with Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Afghanistan, and is culturally and linguistically more similar to Afghanistan than any of the others.


follow link  Full name: Republic of Tajikistan

source  Population: 7.77 million (CIA, 2012)

 Capital: Dushanbe

 Largest city: Dushanbe

 Area: 143,100 sq.km. (55,251 sq. mi.)

 Major languages: Tajik, Russian

see url  Major religions: Islam, Other

here  Monetary unit: Somoni

 GDP per capita: US $2,000

 Internet domain: .tj

 International dialling code: +992

 Source: CIA World Factbook