The capital is Dushanbe; it covers an area of 48.1 square miles (124.6 square kilometres) and had a population of 756,143 in 2012.
Tajikistanis enjoy a mid-latitude continental climate with hot summers and mild winters throughout most of the country, whilst the Pamir Mountains experience a semiarid to polar climate.
The official languages of Tajikistan are Tajiki, Persian and Russian.
You might be inclined to purchase some vodka to keep you warm whilst enjoying the incredible views the mountains have to offer. If so, you’ll need to exchange your sterling for Tajikistan Somoni, the official currency here.
It is considered highly attractive for Tajikistani women to have a monobrow, however, if they are unfortunate enough to be born with separate eyebrows, paint is often used to create the illusion and thus increase their apparent beauty! Ladies, are you taking note?