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Full nameDushanbe
Official nameDushanbe
MayorMahmadsaid Ubaydulloyev
Total Area48.1 sq mi (124.6 km2)
Elevation2316.3 ft (706 m)
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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