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    Tajikistan Geography - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/tajikistan/tajikistan_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Central Asia, west of China

      Geographic coordinates:
      39 00 N, 71 00 E

      Map references:
      Asia

      Area:
      total: 143,100 sq km
      water: 400 sq km
      land: 142,700 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      slightly smaller than Wisconsin

      Land boundaries:
      total: 3,651 km
      border countries: Afghanistan 1,206 km, China 414 km, Kyrgyzstan 870 km, Uzbekistan 1,161 km

      Coastline:
      0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):
      none (landlocked)

      Climate:
      midlatitude continental, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid to polar in Pamir Mountains

      Terrain:
      Pamir and Alay Mountains dominate landscape; western Fergana Valley in north, Kofarnihon and Vakhsh Valleys in southwest

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Syr Darya (Sirdaryo) 300 m
      highest point: Qullai Ismoili Somoni 7,495 m

      Natural resources:
      hydropower, some petroleum, uranium, mercury, brown coal, lead, zinc, antimony, tungsten, silver, gold

      Land use:
      arable land: 5.4%
      permanent crops: 0.9%
      other: 93.7% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land:
      7,200 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards:
      earthquakes and floods

      Environment - current issues:
      inadequate sanitation facilities; increasing levels of soil salinity; industrial pollution; excessive pesticides

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Environmental Modification, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note:
      landlocked; mountainous region dominated by the Trans-Alay Range in the north and the Pamirs in the southeast; highest point, Qullai Ismoili Somoni (formerly Communism Peak), was the tallest mountain in the former USSR


      NOTE: The information regarding Tajikistan on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tajikistan Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tajikistan Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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