Dushanbe, Dušanbe [- ʃ -], until 1929 Djuschambe, Djušambe [- ʃ -], 1929–61 Stalinabad, capital of Tajikistan, 750–930 m above sea level, in the Hissar Valley (southern capping of the Hissar Mountains), (2019) 846 400 Resident.
Political and Economic Center of Tajikistan, Academy of Sciences, University (founded 1948), Technical University and other colleges, Conservatory; National archaeological museum, planetarium, zoo, botanical garden and several theaters; Cotton and natural silk production, food industry, textile machine construction; Transportation hub, the starting point of the Great Pamirstraße to Khorog , international airport.
Dushanbe was first mentioned in 1676 as a market town on the important trade routes between Afghanistan and the Pamirs as well as Samarkand and Bukhara. In 1920 the last Emir of Bukhara found refuge here from the Soviet Russian troops, who, however, conquered the city in 1921. Dushanbe first became the capital of the East Bukhara region, the Tajik ASSR in 1924, the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic in 1929, and independent Tajikistan in 1991. In 1929 Dushanbe was connected to the Trans-Caspian Railway, which resulted in industrialization and population growth.
- Abbreviation: DU
- Country: Tajikistan
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