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Tajikistan

Tajikistan Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Wisconsin 2013
Area > Land 142,700 sq km 2008 93th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 19.79 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 79th out of 224
Area > Total 143,100 sq km 2013 97th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 691 2011 113th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 691 2008 108th out of 169
Climate midlatitude continental, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid to polar in Pamir Mountains 2013
Coastline 0.0 2014 237th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 39 00 N, 71 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 139,960 sq km 2008 91st out of 199
Land area > Square miles 55,251 square miles 2013 40th out of 98
Location Central Asia, west of China, south of Kyrgyzstan 2013
Natural resources hydropower, some petroleum, uranium, mercury, brown coal, lead, zinc, antimony, tungsten, silver, gold 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 142,550 km² 2005 94th out of 204
Terrain Pamir and Alay Mountains dominate landscape; western Fergana Valley in north, Kofarnihon and Vakhsh Valleys in southwest 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

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Tajikistan Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3
  • Tajikistan ranked 16 places from the bottom for area > total amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
  • Tajikistan ranked third last for land use > arable land amongst Former Soviet republics in 2013.