Thursday, January 28, 2016

TAJIKISTAN

...Yippee!!! my first written and stamped card from Tajikistan...one more off my "wanted" list... Tajikistan is one of the least visited countries in Central Asia...a stunning nature view...beautiful clear lake and impressive mountains on the background...✸✸Big Thanks Matthew✸✸
Photo F. Biermann
Tajikistan  is a small landlocked country in Central Asia that borders Afghanistan to the south, China to the east, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and Uzbekistan to the west and northwest. The ancient Silk Road passed through it.

 It is the country of mountains and rivers. In fact, 93% of the territory of Tajikistan is occupied by mountains which belong to the highest mountains groups of the Pamir and the Tien Shan Mountains with absolute heights varying from 300 m up to 7,495 m.

The Tajik people came under Russian rule in the 1860s. In 1929 Tajikistan was made one of the component republics of the Soviet Union, the  Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic and it kept that status until its independence in1991.

Tajikistan is the only former Soviet state with Islam as its official religion. During the course of seven decades of political control, Soviet policy makers were unable to eradicate the Islamic tradition.

Stamps:

Definitives - Dushanbe
(Issued 11-06-2014)

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