Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan

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Dushanbe Presidential Palace © VargaA/cc-by-sa-4.0

Dushanbe Presidential Palace © VargaA/cc-by-sa-4.0

Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means Monday in the Tajik language, the local language is Parya language. It was named this way because it grew from a village that originally had a popular market on Mondays. As of 2016, Dushanbe had a population of 803,000.

Historically a small village, Dushanbe was made the capital of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1924. Until 1929, the city was known in Russian as Dyushambe, and from 1929 to 1961 as Stalinabad (Tajik: Stalinobod) which was named after Joseph Stalin.

Puppet Theatre © Sven Dirks/cc-by-sa-3.0 Mekhrgon Market © Шухрат Саъдиев/cc-by-sa-4.0 Tajik Parliament House © Rjruiziii/cc-by-sa-3.0 Rudaki Prospekt © SaidBahrom/cc-by-sa-3.0 National State University of Tajikistan © Foteh Rahimov National Library of Tajikistan © Шухрат Саъдиев/cc-by-sa-3.0 Ayni Opera Theatre © Яков Федоров/cc-by-sa-3.0 Amir Ismail Samani monument © Ibrahimjon/cc-by-2.5 Dushanbe Presidential Palace © VargaA/cc-by-sa-4.0
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National Library of Tajikistan © Шухрат Саъдиев/cc-by-sa-3.0
Severe rioting occurred in February 1990, after it was rumored that the Soviet government planned to relocate tens of thousands of Armenian refugees to Tajikistan. The Dushanbe riots were primarily fueled by concerns about housing shortages for the Tajik population, but they coincided with a wave of nationalist unrest that swept Transcaucasia and other Central Asian states during the twilight of Mikhail Gorbachev‘s rule. In January 2017, Rustam Emomali, current President Emomali Rahmon’s son, was appointed Mayor of Dushanbe, a move which is seen by some analysts as a step to reaching the top of the government.

The city is served by Dushanbe International Airport which as of April 2015, had regularly scheduled flights to major cities in Russia, Central Asia, as well as Delhi, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kabul, and Ürümqi amongst others. Tajikistan’s principal railways are in the southern region and connect Dushanbe with the industrial areas of the Hisor and Vakhsh valleys and with Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Read more on City of Dushanbe, TajikTourism.com, LonelyPlanet.com – Tajikistan, Hyatt Regency Dushanbe, Wikitravel Dushanbe, Wikivoyage Dushanbe and Wikipedia Dushanbe (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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