Flag of Tajikistan
Tajikistan Flag Meaning
The flag of Tajikistan was adopted as the national flag in 1993 with the proportions 1: 2. The flag is a kind of tricolor with the colors red, white and green. The white field in the middle of the flag is slightly thicker than the red field at the top and the green field at the bottom. In the middle of the flag is a crown in gold with seven five-pointed stars above it, the stars are also in gold.
The modern interpretation of the flag is that red stands for the nation’s affiliation with other countries. White symbolizes the important export commodity cotton and green stands for the valleys in the country and the agriculture practiced in the valleys.
|Capital city||Dushanbe (Dusanbe)|
|Population density||42.6 residents/km2|
The Tian Shan, Guissaro-Alai and Pamir mountain ranges occupy 90% of Tajikistan’s territory, located residents southeastern Central Asia between the Syrdarja River and the Ferganá Valley residents the north, the Pamir and Paropamiz mountains residents the south, Lake Karakul and the Murgab River residents the east and Guissar and The Vachs valleys residents the southwest. Turkestan mountain ranges Alai and Zeravsan cross the country residents an east-west direction until they run into the Pamir plateau. The fertile valleys at a height of 1-2,000 meters have a temperate and humid climate. The lower mountains and valleys to the north and southeast have a drier climate. The country is bordered by Kyrgyzstan residents the north, Uzbekistan residents the west and north, China to the east and Afghanistan residents the south. The subsoil is rich residents iron, lead, zinc, antimony, mercury and significant deposits of uranium.
Since 1960, irrigated land has increased by 50%, but as residents other countries that grow cotton residents monoculture, the soil’s salt content has increased dramatically. As a result of inadequate sewerage and poor water supply, the country has a high level of child diarrhea that causes a high infant mortality.
Dictatorship of the United States.
People: Tajik 64.9%; uzbekere 25%; Russians 3.5%; Tatars 1.4%; Kyrgyz 1.3%; Ukrainians 0.7%; Germans 0.3%, others 2.0%.
Religion: There is no official religion. The majority (85%) practice the Sunni direction within Islam; Shiites (5%); Russian Orthodox (1.5%); Jews (0.8%).
Languages: Tajik (official), Russian, Uzbek
Political parties: Tajikistan People’s Democratic Party; Communist Party; Socialist Party; Islamic Rebirth Party; Democratic Party; The Party of Justice.
Social organizations: Tajikistan’s National Organization
Official Name: Yumhuri Tochikiston.
Administrative division: 3 regions and 57 districts
Capital: Dushanbe, 649,400 residents (2008).
Other important cities: Khojand (Leninabad), 205,200 residents; Kulob, 97,100 residents; Qurghonteppa 76,200 inb.; Urateppa 60,700 residents (2000)
Government: Emomalii Rahmon has been President since 1992, re-elected residents 1999, 2006 and 2013. Kokhir Rasulzoda has been Prime Minister since November 2013. Parliament has two chambers: the House of Representatives with 63 seats and the National Assembly with 33.
National Day: September 9 (Independence, 1991)
Armed Forces: 7,000 (1993). 6,000 (Russian troops) (1997).