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Dushanbe

Administration
Full nameDushanbe
Official nameDushanbe
CountryTajikistan
Government
MayorMahmadsaid Ubaydulloyev
Geography
Total Area48.1 sq mi (124.6 km2)
Elevation2316.3 ft (706 m)
Demography
Total Population679400 (2008)
Other information
Time zoneGMT (UTC+5)
- Summer (DST)GMT (UTC+5)

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Dushanbe ( , Dushanbe; دوشنبه, Dyushambe until 1929; Stalinabad, , ستالینآباد until 1961), population 679,400 people (2008 est.), is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means "Monday" in Tajik, and the name reflects the fact that the city grew on the site of a village that originally was a popular Monday marketplace.


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