Capital: Dushanbe

Population: 8,636,734 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Tajikistani Somoni (TJS)

Official Languages: Tajik, Russian

Unofficial Languages: Other different minority and ethnic groups, such as Uzbek, Pashto, Kyrgyz, and others

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Tajik, Uzbek, Russian, and others

Largest Cities: Dushanbe, Khujand

Main Sport: Football, Chess, Athletics, Boxing, Swimming

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

International Women’s Day (March 8)

Nowruz (Persian New Year) (March 21-24)

Labour Day (May 1)

Victory Day (May 9)

National Unity Day (June 27)

Idi Ramazon, or Ramadan Celebration (July 6)

Independence Day (September 9)

Idi Qurbon, or Kurban Bayram Celebration (September 11-12)

Constitution Day (November 6-7)