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Tajikistan FlagTajikistan

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

 

General


Population: 7,627,200 (2011)
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 (1994)
Head of Government: Oqil Oqilov (1999)
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: 66.03 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 5.642 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 14.74 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,000 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 6.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 19.2%, Industry 22.6%, Services 58.1% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 49.8%, Industry 12.8%, Services 37.4% (2009)
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 (127th)
Tourism Revenue: 9 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 2.2% (2009)

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

Current Situation

 

Tajikistan is located in Central Asia. It 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.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Tajikistan
Wikipedia: Tajikistan
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/TJK.html

Updated on: December 31, 2011