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Country Tajikistan

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Region Central Asia
Area (sq km) 143,100
Area (sq mile) 55,251
Border Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
Population 8,191,958
Nationality Tajikistani(s)
Ethnic Tajik 80%, Uzbek 15%, Russian 1%, Kyrgyz 1%, other 3%
Religion Sunni Muslim 85%, Shia Muslim 5%, other 10%
Language Tajik and Russian
Literacy 100%
Government Republic
Capital Dushanbe
Leader President Emomali Rahmon (since November 6, 1994); Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda (since November 23, 2013)
Currency Tajikistani Somoni (TJS)
Independence Day Sept. 9, 1991 (from Soviet Union)
National Holiday Independence Day, or National Day (Sept. 9, 1991)
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