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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Tajikistan - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



9 886 800 (2022 estimate) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Tajikistan - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 18th June 2021
   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Tanzania - Date and time formats

   Note: This section last updated 18th June 2021

Tajikistan - Languages


The official language, Tajik External, is spoken by some 53% of the population. There are some 237 000 Russian-speakers and 873 000 Northern Uzbek External speakers. 9 other languages are spoken.

Tajikistan - Personal names and forms of address


Russian patronymic names and forms of address are still used by some Tajiks. Others use Tajik versions. Tajik names are usually composed of a given name followed by the father’s given name in this way:

   Layeq Shirali

where Shirali is the father’s given name.

   Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Tajikistan - Example address format




A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Tajikistan - Postal codes


Postal codes consist of a block of 6 digits. This is the same code that was used before the independence of Tajikistan from the Soviet Union. All codes commence with 7. The first two digits indicate the republic and region, the next two the district and the final two the post office. If the fifth digit is ‘0’ then the postal code refers to a rural post office. In all other cases it is an urban post office.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Tajikistan - Postal code format graphic


Tajikistan - Postal code format

Tajikistan - Postal code specifics

Tajikistan - Postal code regular expression


Tajikistan - Postal code level of coverage


Tajikistan - Postal code map


Place names in Tajikistan


   Note: This section last updated 4th August 2017

The city known as Kurgan-Tyube during the soviet period is now called Qurghonteppa. Leninabad is now known as Khujand and Khorog as Khorugh.

Refer to Exonyms in Tajikistan for full lists of place names in Tajikistan in other languages.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Tajikistan - Administrative districts


Tajikistan has 2 oblasts External (viloyatho, singular - viloyat):

    Khatlon External
    Sogd External  

one region:

    Regions of Republican Subordination External (Raiony Respublikanskogo Podchineniya)

one autonomous oblast (viloyati mukhtori):

    Badakhshoni Kuni / Gorno-Badakhshan External (Viloyati Mukhtori Kuhistoni Badakhshon)

and one independent city;

    Dushanbé External

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Tajikistan


   Note: This section last updated 12th April 2011

Tajik area codes for fixed lines range in length between 4 and 6 when called from abroad. Mobile numbers have area codes of between 2 and 3 digits. Full telephone numbers are 9 digits long. Mobile area codes are 50, 91, 917-918, 92-93, 95-99.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/tajikistan/ External 20240227

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