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Tajikistan: Landlocked republic in Central Asia
Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan, is a landlocked country in Central Asia with an area of 143,100 km2 (55,300 sq mi) and an estimated population of 9,537,645 people. It is bordered by Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north and China to the east. The traditional homelands of the Tajik people include present-day Tajikistan as well as parts of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

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Tajikistan presidential election under way [Video]

Tajikistan presidential election under way

Human rights groups say political reform is vital for the country to avoid the instability and violence it has experienced in the past.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published
Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman Emomali Rahmon [Video]

Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman Emomali Rahmon

Rahmon faces no serious challenger in Sunday’s election and is expected to extend his 28-year rule in former Soviet state.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:58Published

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