Location: A former Soviet republic that became independent in December 1991, Tajikistan is bordered by Uzbekistan, Kirghizia, China and Afghanistan.
People who speak an Iranian dialect similar to Persian are considered to be the descendants of the original Aryan population of Turkestan. In November 92, Parliament voted to abolish presidency and install a parliamentary republic. A pro-communist regime came in January 93. In November 94, a constitution establishing a presidential system was approved. Muslim rebels continued to fight the regime.
In June 97, government and opposition leaders signed a peace treaty ending five years of bloody civil war. In August, fighting was reported among pro-government warlords. Russia supported president Rakhmonov.
Agriculture: Farming, horticulture and cattle breeding are the main occupations. Products: Grain, potatoes, vegetable, fruit, grapes, eat, milk, eggs, wool, cotton.
Natural Resources: Brown coal, lead, zinc, oil, uranium, radium, arsenic.
Industry: Mining, Engineering, food, textile, clothing, silk, bricks, ferroconcrete, knitwear, footwear.
Mission in India:
Hon. Consulate of Tajikistan
Hotel Crowne Plaza Surya
New Friends Colony, New Delhi - 110 065
Tel: 91 - 11 - 2683 5070, Extn: 1155 & 1220
Fax: 91 - 11 - 2683 6288
Indian Mission in Tajikistan:
Embassy of India
45, Bukhoro Street (Formerly Sveridenko Street)
Tel: 00 - 992 - 372 - 217172, 211803
Fax: 00 - 992 - 372 - 510045, 510035