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Three May Keep A Secret, If Two Of Them Are Dead.



Population: 8,051,512 (2014), 7,910,041 (2013)
Land Area: 143,100 sq km
Natural Resources: Hydropower, petroleum, uranium, mercury, coal, lead, zinc, antimony, tungsten, silver, gold
Capital: Dushanbe
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Emomali Rahmon (November 6th 1994)
Head of Government: Qohir Rasuldova (November 23rd 2013)
Languages: Tajik, Russian
Currency: Somoni (TJS)
Major Religions: Sunni Muslim 85%, Shi'a Muslim 5%, Other 10%
Major Ethnicities: Tajik 79.9%, Uzbek 15.3%, Russian 1.1%, Kyrgyz 1.1%, Other 2.6%
Life Expectancy: 67.06 years (2014), 66.72 years (2013)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 8.513 billion (2013), 7.592 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 19.2 billion (2013), 18.04 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,300 (2013), 2,300 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 7.4% (2013), 7.5% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 21.1%, Industry 23.2%, Services 55.7% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 46.5%, Industry 10.7%, Services 42.8% (2013)
Industries: Aluminum, zinc, lead, chemicals and fertilizers, cement, vegetable oil, metal-cutting machine tools, refrigerators and freezers
Agriculture Products: Cotton, grain, fruits, grapes, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats
Human Development Index: 0.607 (133rd)(2014), 0.622 (125th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 9 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 2.5% (2013), 2.5% (2012)

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Army Size: 7 600 (2004)
Budget: 3.9% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Tajikistan is located in Central Asia. Tajikistan is bordered by Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Tajikistan's economy was severely affected by a civil war following independence from the Soviet Union. Since the end of the war the economy has picked up, but many people remain below the poverty line. The main export items are Aluminum and cotton. Tajikistan has huge hydroelectric potential, and with investments from Russia and China it will be able to export the energy created. Also with new infrastructure, notably routes to Afghanistan and routes linking the north of the country to the capital city, will also aid economic development in Tajikistan.

(2014) Tajikistan's economy continues to grow rapidly but much work remains to be done in order to catch up to the standard of living of its former Soviet Republic neighbours.

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CIA World Factbook: Tajikistan
Wikipedia: Tajikistan

Updated on: December 28th, 2014