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Tajikistan Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Tajikistan Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Location:
Central Asia, west of China, south of Kyrgyzstan

Geographic coordinates:
39 00 N, 71 00 E

Map references:
Asia

Area:
total: 144,100 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 141,510 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 2,590 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 97

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Wisconsin

Land boundaries:
total: 4,130 km
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border countries (4): Afghanistan 1357 km, China 477 km, Kyrgyzstan 984 km, Uzbekistan 1312 km

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
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Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
mid-latitude continental, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid to polar in Pamir Mountains
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Terrain:
mountainous region dominated by the Trans-Alay Range in the north and the Pamirs in the southeast; western Fergana Valley in north, Kofarnihon and Vakhsh Valleys in southwest

Elevation:
mean elevation: 3,186 m
[see also: Elevation - mean elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: 300 m lowest point: Syr Darya (Sirdaryo)
7495 highest point: Qullai Ismoili Somoni

Natural resources:
hydropower, some petroleum, uranium, mercury, brown coal, lead, zinc, antimony, tungsten, silver, gold

Land use:
agricultural land: 34.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
arable land: 6.1% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0.9% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
permanent pasture: 27.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 2.9% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 62.4% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
7,420 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population distribution:
the country's population is concentrated at lower elevations, with perhaps as much as 90% of the people living in valleys; overall density increases from east to west

Natural hazards:
earthquakes; floods

Environment - current issues:
areas of high air pollution from motor vehicles and industry; water pollution from agricultural runoff and disposal of untreated industrial waste and sewage; poor management of water resources; soil erosion; increasing levels of soil salinity

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
landlocked; highest point, Qullai Ismoili Somoni (formerly Communism Peak), was the tallest mountain in the former USSR


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Tajikistan on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tajikistan Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tajikistan Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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