Travel Alert Status
Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution
UTC+5 (10 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
There are four distinct seasons in Tajikistan gorgeous springs, with soft breezes and flowers blooming everywhere; hot, dry summers; pleasant autumns with warm days and cool evenings, and in the low altitude city of Dushanbe, relatively mild winters.
Snowfall rapidly increases with altitude. The climate of the mountainous Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), which occupies the eastern half of Tajikistan, is more extreme. The mountainous east receives 90% of Tajikistan's yearly precipitation, and its average annual temperature is 49°F; in Dushanbe it's 65 °F.
Tajik (official), Russian widely used in government and business
Tajik 64.9%, Uzbek 25%, Russian 3.5% (declining because of emigration), other 6.6%
Independence Day (or National Day), 9 September (1991)
39 00 N, 71 00 E
Central Asia, west of China, south of Kyrgyzstan